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Conor McGregor is ready for his UFC return, and Tony Ferguson is in line for the fight

Conor McGregor is ready for his UFC return, and Tony Ferguson is in line for the fight

Conor McGregor wants to fight again this year, UFC President Dana White said late Saturday night, identifying Tony Ferguson as the ideal opponent.

The Costa Mesa fighter became interim lightweight champion Saturday night at UFC 216 by submitting Kevin Lee by triangle choke in the third round, then called out the longtime lightweight champion from Ireland.

“Tony’s the interim champion. Conor’s the champion. That’s the fight that has to happen,” White told reporters after Ferguson won his 10th consecutive UFC fight, improving to 23-3.

“Tony keeps coming forward and Conor’s awesome. There’s no way it’s not a great fight.”

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