Kevin Lee Rips into Tony Ferguson Backstage at UFC 216 Weigh-ins

It would be a massive anti-climax if Conor Mc Gregor match-up prediction comes true

Instead, Bennett stopped short and announced, "One-fifty-six".

The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. This fight ended up getting made during Lee's appearance on the post-fight show and Ferguson was a guest analyst.

If Lee finds a way to lose that ever elusive pound, the interim UFC lightweight title bout will continue on as planned on Saturday evening at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He was cleared by a doctor before attempting to drop the pound and eventually hit 154.5 pounds, making the five-round headliner official.

The UFC has been scarred by a slew of cancellations within the 24-hour period before fights.

The UFC's pound-for-pound number one fighter Demetrious Johnson has to settle for tonight's co-main event slot for his bid to set a new record for consecutive title defences (11) when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

Although Ferguson resides in Orange County, Calif., the tragedy may have resonated the strongest of any fighter on the card with him. That's not unordinary considering the brash nature of the two fighters, let alone with the high stakes UFC 216 offers with the victor potentially earning a shot at lineal lightweight champion Conor McGregor. "This stuff's meant to be fun".

As much as Werdum is the significantly more experienced, more talented fighter on paper, something about this matchup - and his media day shouting match with Ferguson in Los Angeles - makes me think we'll see a slightly distracted, somewhat fading version of the former heavyweight champion catch a bomb and get slept. I want property. I want to secure my legacy.

Demetrious Johnson to win by submission in Rd3.

"My last sparring session was money".

"What I did up there in Big Bear mountain was incredible", he added. Impressive as that is, Ferguson (23-3) whose riding a nine-fight winning streak still isn't sold on the Lee being ready to face him inside the octagon.

The interest in Lee's weight heightened Thursday afternoon when he told reporters that he needed to shed a staggering 19 pounds to make 155, describing the process as "no big deal".

At the end of June, Tony Ferguson was in the Fox Sports 1 studio doing pre-and post-fight analysis for UFC Fight Night 112.

It's time that the UFC - and athletic commissions around the world - revamped the weight division limits so that fighters have more choice when it comes to choosing a weight class.

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