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08 October, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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The first time, the opportunity was stolen from him at the 11th hour, sending him back to the sidelines, back to the gym and back to the drawing board.

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will face off in the fight card's main event with the interim lightweight title on the line.

While the Lee-Ferguson fight is going ahead, it wasn't all good news at Friday's weigh-ins. "It's been a blessing".

Overall this is shaping up to be a close fight, but I think Ferguson has more experience at this level, has more ways to win and his frentic pace and creativity will produce openings and on the feet and on the mat, leading to a submisison stoppage in the third round.

Based on TV ratings and reported pay-for-view buys, UFC fans have never exactly warmed up to the smallest men's division and the 31-year-old phenom who has ruled the 125-pounders for five years with his speed, agility, elusiveness and cardio.

Two debuting women's flyweights get shoe-horned into the PPV portion of the card here, with Borella stepping in on just a few days notice to fill in for Andrea "KGB" Lee. "Right now I'm about '74, something like that". But, there's the likelihood of seeing history and possibly a new star could be born in the main events.

He added: "In my head now, I'm very interested in seeing this fight this weekend and to see how the lightweight title picture pans out and to go in and correct that whole situation". His run of success has included victories over tough journeymen, underappreciated veterans and former champions and yielded seven performances bonuses to boot. Instead of defending the championship, McGregor entered the world of boxing, losing to Floyd Mayweather by 10th round TKO in August. I feel like there doesn't need to be that separation. "I work way too hard in the gym to woo the judges and just skate by". I'm not aiming at him. "I have a baby on the way, a legacy to stamp". I want to do these things because that's my life - that's what I want. "He's in the fights, he's getting hurt, but he comes back and he's hurting other guys, and he's able to weather them storms. I fight so that he doesn't have to".

UFC 216 takes place on Saturday, October 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee headlining.

It was a list of fighters that included middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Canadian fight legend Georges St. Pierre, and it basically went exactly as expected. "I've been here before, I've been to this dance and I love to dance. Of course, he's exhausted but he's not going to show it like that". It always has been. I'm like, 'What the f-- is going on? I was literally walking to the bathroom and he's talking s-.

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