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Tony Ferguson captured the interim version of the lightweight title at UFC 216 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. He submitted Kevin Lee late in the third round of their headlining bout.
Not only did Ferguson capture the interim belt, he notched his tenth consecutive victory inside the vaunted Octagon.
Now that he has the belt and increased his overall record to 23-3, Ferguson believes he’s put UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in check.
“You can’t run anymore, man. You’re in check,” Ferguson said at the UFC 216 post-fight press conference. “And I’m great at chess.”