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.
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. I'll ankle pick him.
As UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor continues to recover from moonlighting as a professional boxer, business has picked up considerably at 155 pounds.
White said Johnson is the best UFC fighter of all time.
It's the fight that has to happen - it doesn't 'make sense, ' it's the fight that has to happen.
The 33 year-old defeated Kevin Lee with a third-round triangle choke submission at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night. The UFC president disclosed that McGregor does want to fight before the end of the year.
"We were just out there having fun", Ferguson said. "I went for it".
"If you want me to stick around, if you want me to keep doing what I'm doing, let's talk". If Ferguson is to be believed, the execution of his plan is eerily reminiscent of McGregor, who gained a "Mystic Mac" alter ego in the UFC for predicting precisely what would occur in his fights.
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 only one way to find out, and the concern is that McGregor will choose something other than unifying the lightweight titles.
"Nobody has talked about Diaz", Dana White explained in the post-fight press conference.
"This is chess, and this is check", Ferguson said. "Defend or vacate motherfucker".