UFC 216 weigh-in results: After additional hour, Kevin Lee makes weight

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

In the co-main event of UFC 216 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mighty Mouse was taken five rounds by Ray Borg but never looked in serious trouble on his way to retaining the UFC flyweight championship, a month after their fight was originally scheduled to take place.

On Episode 5 of UFC 216 Embedded, interim lightweight title contenders Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson wind down Thursday on track with their weight cuts, as do flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Ray Borg.

That being said, the reality is that McGregor holds all the aces here as by far and away the UFC's biggest and wealthiest star, so if he says he wants to go in a different direction and fight someone else then it's going to be hard to convince him otherwise. I'll ankle pick him.

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

White added that he has "kinda" talked to McGregor about his next fight. "It's not the fight that makes sense - It's the fight that has to happen".

And, despite finding himself on the receiving end of a huge slam early in the third round, Ferguson took over, nearly finishing the 24-year-old with an armbar before eventually forcing the submission via a triangle choke.

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He said: "He wants to fight again this year".

"We were just out there having fun", Ferguson said. You fucking piece of shit. "I went for it". Lee knows where he would weigh in.

Lee said he's strongly considering a move up to welterweight (170 pounds), but also pushed for the formation of 165-pound weight class.

There's only one way to find out, and the concern is that McGregor will choose something other than unifying the lightweight titles.

His coach John Kavanagh wants to see the Crumlin native fight Nate Diaz for the third time but UFC boss White insists the Stockton bruiser is not part of the picture. Literally, he's running out of time.He needs to defend or vacate, but I'll tell you what Conor: "Just set it down and you won't get hurt".

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