Tony Ferguson has once again expressed his interest to fight former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Ferguson is currently the No 1 ranked lightweight contender - having made his return to the octagon at UFC 229 with a win over former champion Anthony Pettis.
That same night on October 6, in Las Vegas, McGregor would be defeated by Nurmagomedov via fourth round submission.
Nurmagomedov successfully defended his UFC lightweight title for the first time, while in the co-main event Ferguson defeated Pettis after two rounds.
UFC president Dana White had previously admitted he would like to hand Ferguson a shot at Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title.
However, Ferguson took to Twitter to call out McGregor - who he had previous history with despite a fight between the two never being booked.
In the Twitter post, Ferguson, now on an 11 fight win streak, cited he would be happy to face McGregor in the cage or boxing ring.
Ferguson on fighting McGregor
Ferguson said: “I feel I do my best against “southpaws”. Most of my finishes are against them (with) style points.
“I feel if I were to fight (McGregor) in a cage or boxing match my “athleticism” (and) “conditioning” would be too much for the Irishman (and) he would easily break in a few rounds.”
Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov are currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commision due to their post-fight brawl at UFC 229.
The duo await to find out their fate with a NSAC hearing scheduled for December 10 - despite rumours that McGregor’s targeted comeback opponent would be Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.
Ferguson, however, is free to fight and could be in line to fight either McGregor or Nurmagomedov upon their return.
Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson has been scheduled on four occasions, however, bad luck surrounds the fight as each time the bout has failed to take place due to injuries and pull-outs.