A potential scrap between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and surging veteran Tony Ferguson is beginning to grow in likelihood, especially after “El Cucuy” defeated Kevin Lee at UFC 216 earlier this month to claim the interim 155-pound strap.
While McGregor has been fairly unpredictable in the past with his fight selections, the 28-year-old Irishman offered a few possible matchups for his return during an interview last month. Remember, McGregor is coming off a TKO loss to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. this past August, and hasn’t competed inside of the Octagon since knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 nearly one year ago.
Earlier today (Fri., Oct. 13, 2017), McGregor took to Twitter for yet another one of his cryptic tweets (shown above). This time, “Notorious” seemingly took aim at Ferguson, posting a picture of himself as Tony Montana from the acclaimed movie “Scarface” — along with the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto” — and hinting towards a lightweight title unification bout with “El Cucuy.”
While McGregor’s post could be his way of throwing shade at Ferguson and showing off his treasures as UFC champ, it’s more likely that the UFC superstar is beginning his selection for his next opponent. After all, McGregor made it very clear that he wants to “legitimize” the UFC lightweight division.
Only time will tell if McGregor’s “Tony” post is a true marker of his future intentions. You have to remember that “Notorious” also has an extremely-lucrative Nate Diaz trilogy fight at his disposal, so Ferguson isn’t his only angle moving forward.