Demetrious Johnson surpassed former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Saturday night, as he became the sole holder of the record for most consecutive UFC title defences by submitting Ray Borg in the fifth round to retain the promotion's flyweight title in Las Vegas.
Ferguson's third-round victory earned the Californian his 10th straight victory and the UFC's Interim Lightweight championship.
"Nobody's talked about Diaz", White told reporters at the UFC 216 post-fight press conference.
When asked if he had spoken to McGregor about his return to the octagon, White said that McGregor intends to fight again before the year is over but that he is still enjoying some time off following his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "It's not the fight that makes sense - It's the fight that has to happen". Ferguson arrived into the match up with a record of 23-3 while Lee entered with a 16-3 record, and it would be in Round 3 that Ferguson would submit Lee in a triangle choke finish, forcing Lee to tap out at the 4:02 marker.More news: Traces of VX poison found on clothes of both accused
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"That's what we do", Johnson said of the unique end that increased his winning streak to 13. You have to shift people's weight when they're trying to be heavy, so once I shifted his weight and he threw the elbow, I said I've got you. Lee knows where he would weigh in.
Lee said he felt the effects of cutting 19 pounds in less than 24 hours before Friday's weigh-in, and from battling a staph infection without using antibiotics. "He's the rightful champion".
Several pundits have been predicting that "The Notorious" will likely target a lucrative trilogy fight with Nate Diaz instead, but as things stand that doesn't appear to be in the UFC president's plans.
McGregor will return either in December or early 2018 and White says the UFC's biggest star never turns down a challenge. He has nowhere to run.