Demetrious Johnson lands incredible suplex-to-armbar finish at UFC 216
- Author: Stacy Allen Oct 09, 2017,
Oct 09, 2017, 0:30
It seemed like history might repeat itself at UFC 216 when Kevin Lee struggled to make weight for their fight, but in the end he came in at 154.5 and the fight was on. "It's the fight that has to happen".
McGregor has four fights left on his current deal with the UFC but he insisted after his win over Eddie Alvarez previous year that the UFC brass needed to come talk to him about an equity stake before he fights again in the promotion.
According to someone familiar with Conor McGregor, the Irish UFC champion has wanted someone to establish himself as an obvious challenger.
UFC president Dana White also built up the idea of a title unification bout, stressing that any rumours of McGregor facing Diaz is nothing but internet rumours.
White said Johnson is the best UFC fighter of all time. "It's the fight that has to happen, it doesn't 'make sense, ' it's the fight that has to happen".
He had been enjoying some time away from the world of combat sport to plot his next move
"We didn't specifically talk about it, but yeah we talked about it. kind of", added White. He came to fight, he didn't want to tap to that armbar. "So I kneed him, and then I shook his weight - I shifted his weight, and when he shifted, he went back and threw and elbow, and I was like, 'Got you'". "I was like, 'Got you.' I grunted and threw him up and kept squeezing and squeezing", Johnson said of his seemingly unprecedented throw of Borg that was quickly followed by Johnson grabbing Borg's arm, setting up the finish.
When talking about a potential match-up with the Irishman, Ferguson said: "I'll ankle-pick him".
"As a businessman, no one has approached (me yet), but I've earned something". So where's my share? Then, in the final stanza, he delivered something to satisfy more than just the diehards.
"Tony's the toughest fight in this division", Lee said. "S**t's way overrated. I'm in the business of getting in here, making a fool of you, getting you in the air like a bag of potatoes". "I want what I deserve".
Conor McGregor will return to the Octogon, well, at least at some point.