“It’s been pointed out to me that [McGregor] tweeted tonight about my fight,” Gaethje said. “Real recognize real. That dude’s a warrior, I’m a warrior. If I get the interim belt around my waist — I’ve only got to do that maybe one or two more times, and then, like I said, I’m not going to ask for the money fight; I’m going to be the money fight. You sound like a little b*tch when you ask for the money fight.
“I’m going to earn it, one at a time. I don’t care who’s next. I want to fight Ferguson, but he’ll probably say I’m not worthy. He lost to Michael Johnson. I just finished him. So he’ll be full of sh*t when he says that.”
There you have it. Now, if you need a refresher, Johnson scored a decision win over Ferguson back in 2012. Since then, “El Cucuy” has won nine in a row and is sitting in the #2 spot at 155.
Could Gaethje get tapped for a fight with Ferguson? It seems unlikely, since Khabib Nurmagomedov is expected to return to action this fall.