The top fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight division have spoken. The reigning champion Conor McGregor and the interim champion Tony Ferguson took to Twitter to respond to Khabib Nurmagomedov who called them out at “UFC 219.”
After defeating Edson Barboza Jr. at “UFC 219,” Nurmagomedov said if the UFC approved, he could fight McGregor and Ferguson on the same night. Ferguson quickly took to Twitter to respond.
In a tweet, Ferguson said he did not care if the UFC approved. He said he would cut McGregor and drop Nurmagomedov.
For Ferguson, it is time to clean the house in the UFC lightweight division because pollution had accumulated over the years. He said he would get rid of the trash at the top of the division.
As for McGregor, he found nothing special about Nurmagomedov’s feat at “UFC 219.” In a tweet, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion described the recent bout between Nurmagomedov and Barboza as a “game full of sloppy bums asking to be slept.”
“Pay me my worth and Kings back,” McGregor added. He was implying that the UFC needs to give him the payment that he deserves so he will make his return into the cage.
The last time McGregor fought in the UFC cage was on November 12, 2016. He defeated Eddie Alvarez at “UFC 205” before losing in his professional boxing debut to undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Meanwhile, Ferguson is currently the UFC lightweight contender with the most consecutive wins. After losing to Michael Johnson at “UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller,” the interim UFC Lightweight Champion defeated all of his 10 opponents that followed.