Conor McGregor Explains Why He Can’t Get Excited To Fight Tony Ferguson, In New Interview

Coming off of a billion dollar mega-fight, all Conor McGregor is asking the UFC for is to get him excited about a return.

In a new interview with BBC, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor says they’ve failed to do so just yet.

He also explained during the interview why interim-lightweight champion Tony Ferguson isn’t the man to get him excited about a lengthy training camp and return to action.

Ferguson is not a big draw, he isn’t selling out arenas and according to reports, his recent PPV numbers from UFC 216 barely broke 100k buys.

So Conor keeps it real when breaking down a potential fight against Ferguson, “We’re in negotiation stage right now. That’s a lengthy process. They’ve got to make me excited about it. I came from a crazy event, a record-breaking event, the billion dollar fight it was labeled. I made insane money. Then the opponents they’re trying to line up for me, an opponent [Tony Ferguson] with a $600,000 gate in Las Vegas.”

The UFC champ continued, “A $600,000 gate in Las Vegas is unheard of, it’s abysmal. So it’s hard to get excited about that. 100,000 pay-per-view buys compared to my 6.5 million pay-per-view buys.”

“It’s a hard one to get excited about, but we’re in negotiation stage.”

“Can they entice me? No doubt they can. Have they done yet? No.”