Ferguson-Lee main event nearly a no-go

Demetrious Johnson reacts after defeating Tim Elliott during a mixed martial arts flyweight bout in Las Vegas. Demetrious Johnson chasing an unprecedented 11th title defense and a headline fight that could

Ferguson-Lee main event nearly a no-go

More than likely the victor of this weekend's (Sat. October 7, 2017) UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) main event between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will determine who will face Conor McGregor for the lightweight championship, and according to "El Cucuy", McGregor is hoping he doesn't have to fight him. The fight hadn't been announced but it proved to be the catalyst for the UFC to book it for the main event of UFC 216.

Bettors have bought into the idea that Kevin Lee isn't quite ready for Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 216, which begins at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at T-Mobile Arena.

"I was 25 once", Ferguson stated. Therefore, I feel it is important to unveil to you what this Saturday's fighters are all about, and what better way to do that than to discuss some of their past fights? He most recently submitted Michael Chiesa in June to extend his winning streak to five.

The two were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 215 one month ago, but Borg fell ill shortly before the fight and withdrew.

This did not stop the #2 contender from competing, instead, accepting a fight against former champion Rafael Dos Anjos in Mexico City.

However, both men believe their striking is as good as anyone else's in the division and may be keen to show off their skills and go for a knockout to send a message to the division and champion.

Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told The Times on Friday that Nurmagomedov can be ready to fight the victor of Ferguson-Lee at UFC 219 in Las Vegas in late December. Ferguson is now minus-220 at most shops in town, with Lee increased to plus-180. I always fight for myself and for my family, not for the fans.

St. Pierre tried to stay humble and position himself as the underdog, while Bisping basically said whatever trash-talk he could think of.

"It hasn't been hard at all, man; it really hasn't", said Ferguson of the stretch of time between his planned scrap with Khabib Nurmagomedov in March and this weekend's encounter with Lee. If you want to not fight me and do something else, then go ahead.

Borella is coming off a split-decision win over Milana Dudieva in Invicta FC and is unbeaten in her last six, while Faria has only lost twice in the last six years, both times to elite strawweights.

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News.

Standing between Johnson and history is Borg, a 24-year-old from Arizona who took up fighting because his high school didn't have a wrestling team.

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