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It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Conor McGregor is scared to do anything, especially if there’s money at stake. I mean, the dude eagerly took on the best boxer in the world for the sake of giant pile of cheddar, so fear isn’t really a factor in anything McGregor does.

But that hasn’t stopped interim champ Tony Ferguson from trying to claim that the real UFC lightweight king is scared to face him. Of course, it’s likely that Ferguson is just trying to talk his way into a fight, but still…

Anyway, here’s what Ferguson has to say on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour“:

“Look, Conor watches the fights. This dude didn’t say sh*t. He didn’t say sh*t on Twitter. He didn’t even comment saying ‘good fight.’ He said he was looking forward to watching this fight — he hasn’t said nothing. The boy is scared. He’s running. I told him, just set the belt down and walk away and nobody will get hurt. That’s all you’ve got to do: just set it down and you won’t get ass kicked, I swear, by another Mexican. This is a tough fight for him, man, and I don’t think that he’s got enough cornermen in the world to try to help him on this one.”