UFC 216 Results: Tony Ferguson, Demetrious Johnson Shine In Vegas

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Demetrious Johnson surpassed former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Saturday night, as he became the sole holder of the record for most consecutive UFC title defences by submitting Ray Borg in the fifth round to retain the promotion's flyweight title in Las Vegas.

After the fight, an elated Ferguson said the fight went to plan as he looked to use Lee's aggression against him during the contest.

Ferguson smartly banked on the belief that the Lee would begin to fatigue as the fight wore on, after needing to drop significant weight for Friday's weigh-in. He's not mentioned my name one time.

Ferguson let his guard down and allowed Lee to hit him, especially in the first round, but continued to talk trash regardless.

"Tony's the interim champion, Conor's the champion, that's the fight that makes sense".

While still in the octagon, the 23-3 fighter addressed McGregor as McNuggets and said he was going to "kick the ass" of the Irishman. "It's the fight that has to happen". I'm the matador, he's the bull. You fucking piece of shit.


However it took an additional hour to get things squared away for the main event of the evening.

The 33 year-old defeated Kevin Lee with a third-round triangle choke submission at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night. Lee knows where he would weigh in.

Weight cutting remains a hugely controversial part of combat sports, with leading MMA journalist Ariel Helwani renewing calls for reform amid the Lee drama. There's a lingering trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, as well as an unsettled rivalry with retired boxing champion Paulie Mallignaggi.

Depending on the results at UFC 216, the victor could have an extended medical suspension, making a quick turnaround to fight McGregor unlikely.

McGregor will return either in December or early 2018 and White says the UFC's biggest star never turns down a challenge. "He's going to be in checkmate soon", Ferguson told the media at the presser. "Defend or vacate, motherf**ker!"

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