Tony Ferguson expects Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone 'to go in there guns blazing' at UFC 246

Everyone has their opinion about who will win the UFC 246 headliner between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone.

Perhaps owning an opinion worth a little bit more of your attention than the average Joe is UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson.

A former interim lightweight champion, Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) seemingly was in the running to fight McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) next. Alas, the Irishman will face Cerrone (35-13 MMA, 22-10 UFC) next month at UFC 246.

When he joined “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” on Monday, Ferguson weighed in on how he sees the matchup playing out between his former divisional rivals.

“I have to say, if Cerrone kicks him in the chops, McGregor’s going to fall like a ton of bricks,” Ferguson said. “But like I always say, I’m going to go for the double knockout. I think they’re just going to go in there guns blazing. It’s going to be a good fight. I can’t wait to watch it.”

Three months after McGregor and Cerrone settle business at welterweight, Ferguson will challenge lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title. The fight will headline a pay-per-view event expected to be UFC 249 on April 18 in New York.

UFC 246 will take place Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card will stream on pay-per-view following prelims expected to on ESPN/ESPN+.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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