Nobody was safe. He did the media call, and an interview. He managed to body Turd Ferguson, Mighty Mouse, Conor McGregor, RDA, Abel Trujillo, Edson Barboza, Adelaide Byrd.. lol
From the media call:
“Tony, the man’s already over the hill,” Lee said. “He’s 33, he’s talking about what he’s going to do on the next one down the line, so its going to be whatever. After this fight, he’ll really know my name. People are shocked, confused as to why I’m getting this shot, why I’m doing this, why I’m doing that, I said it months ago and I’ll say it again, I feel like I’m the real king of all these ****. I’m 25, I’m just getting started, I keep getting better, he keeps getting worse, so it don’t matter when you look at our skills, you’ll see it during open workouts ...
“Keep talking, kid. Keep talking kid,” Ferguson interrupted.
“There ain’t no keep talking,” Lee retorted. “I’m about to show you. I give you a chance to say what you’re going to say, to do your thing ...
“Yeah, sure man, sure,” Lee said. “Again, I’m still, when we look at what you actually, ... you fought a bunch of b*tches, [Abel Trujillo] was whoopin’ your **** and b*tched out in the second round, .... Edson Barboza b*tched out in the second round, you fought a bunch of b*tches and you ...”
“You’re going to be my next b*tch,” Ferguson said.
“Alright, let’s do it,” Lee replied. “You saw RDA who was already coming off a knockout you see him when he was off the juice.”
- What were your thoughts on the Canelo/GGG decision, particularly Adelaide Byrd’s scorecard?
“I’ll tell you what, I’m glad Adelaide Byrd is off my damn card. I’m fighting a Mexican, too. Look, she had me shook. I’m glad they made the right decision and threw her off the card. I don’t necessarily think there was any conspiracy, or nothing crazy like that. I just think she’s a Canelo fan. I thought Canelo was winning the fight, too, in the early rounds, but then in the later rounds GGG definitely took over. I would have maybe scored it 7-5 for GGG. I can see 6-6, so I wasn’t upset with the score, but 10-2? That’s fookin crazy. I’m so glad that they threw her off my card because I’m fighting a Mexican too, a Mexican that likes to push forward. She ain’t going to give me a fair shake, so I’m happy with the decision to pull her off the card. That’s for damn sure!”
- Are you surprised that you’re headlining UFC 216 over the flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?
“I think that’s the way it should be. The UFC knows that... Look, Demetrious if anything, Demetrious should be thanking me. He’s getting pay-per-view points for the first time in his career, and it’s going to be because of me. So, if anything, I’m looking for a lil’ Christmas gift from Demetrious... I think the demand is definitely out here, more for this fight, than especially Demetrious vs. Ray Borg. I mean come on. Demetrious has to give it up to me. I’m putting money in his pocket; how can he be upset? When we do the press conference, and I’m sitting right next to him, I’ll let him know.”
- Considering Conor McGregor is off doing his own thing, should your fight with Ferguson be for the undisputed title?
“It’s whatever you want to call it really. To me, to most hardcore MMA fans, this is for the real championship. You got 1 guy with 1 fight in the division and calls himself champ. It just doesn’t make sense. Even the fact that he was allowed to do that, step up and fight, I get it. It was a huge event; it made a lot of money, but from a competitive standpoint, from a sporting standpoint, it didn’t make any sense. To have 1 guy with 1 fight call himself the champ, it just doesn’t make sense. You have Tony Ferguson who has double digit fights in the UFC’s lightweight division, me too. So, it’s definitely for the real championship.”
- Thoughts on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather:
“As far as I’m concerned, Conor, he just got beat up by a man that’s 40 years old and coming off of retirement, and he got walked down. I thought he would be the one to change up his style, and show some new flavor, but it was Floyd. Floyd was changing up stances on him. Floyd was doing the most. Apparently, Conor’s all talk. I thought he could do more than what he said, so as far as I’m concerned, he’s got to show me more, and then I’ll maybe give him a shot at the real championship.”
- Training with Georges St-Pierre:
“When I was up in Montreal for a couple days, I got to train with him a couple of times. He’s cool peoples. I love Georges, and I try to surround myself with as many world champions as I can. I got Robert Follis, I got Dewey Cooper, I have Corey Goodwin... I surround myself with nothing but world champions, guys that have already been at that level. When I go over to One Kick Nick’s gym, I’m sparring with Muay Thai guys at the highest level. Yesterday, I rolled with 3 black belts from Drysdale’s, and the highest black belts you can get. So, I try and surround myself with many world champions, and being around someone like Georges, and kind of understanding how he structures his camps, how he does his training, who he’s around. He’s 36 now, so he’s got me by a couple years, so it’s just somebody else I can learn from and just understand how the game works. The more I’m around guys like that, the more I can get there.”
- What’s Kevin Lee’s official prediction for UFC 216?
“I’m going to beat the fook out of Tony.”
“I got even bigger plans than this. This is just the beginning. Once I get that gold strap, it’s just the beginning. I’m telling you, I just turned 25 years old, I still got 10 more years in this game.”