Artem Lobov: ‘Tony Ferguson’s Easier For Conor To Beat Than Nate Diaz’

Who Conor McGregor will face when he returns to the UFC is still an unknown.  And, despite the clamoring of fans, UFC president Dana White doesn’t want the Diaz trilogy.

Instead, the UFC president wants to unify the interim and undisputed lightweight titles with a fight between Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor’s most popular sparring partner, Artem Lobov weighs in on the two options, and believes Tony Ferguson is Conor’s easiest path.

In a new talk with MMAFighting, the figher revealed, “I think Tony is next. The only reason why I say that is it was unclear who was next for the title shot. There was Khabib, there was Tony and then Kevin Lee stood up.”

“I feel that same as Roddy. We saw him being rocked by Vannata. It’s not that he’s not tough – he is – but he’s not as tough as Diaz. I don’t think he’s tough enough to last with Conor. He will get hit.

“In fact, I don’t think there is anyone as tough as Diaz out there who can take those shots at any weight, really.

“I think it’s going to be a very quick night against Ferguson.”

New on Conor’s next fight is expected to be announced within the next few days to a few weeks.