Ricardo Lamas: If Dennis Siver gets injured I want to whoop McGregor's ass
They're queuing up to fight the Dubliner.
UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas is hoping that Dennis Siver gets injured before his upcoming fight against Conor McGregor so that he can step in, take his place and "whoop his ass.”
Having ended Dennis Bermudez' seven fight winning streak last time out, Lamas has recovered much of the swagger he lost with defeat to Jose Aldo.
While he's not looking to contend for the title just yet, he wants to stop McGregor's rapid rise up the rankings.
“If Dennis Siver gets injured for that fight against Conor McGregor I’m jumping in there. I’ve said it before, I want that fight against McGregor, I don’t think he’s deserving of the title shot yet and he better hope that Siver doesn’t get injured because if he does I’m coming in there to whoop his ass," said Lamas.
He insists that his quest to take down McGregor is not personal.
“No, there’s no dislike at all. I don’t harbor any bad feeling towards him, I don’t wish him any misfortune, it’s just that every interview I have people ask me about him, he’s everywhere, he’s always in everybody’s mouth, I just want to be the one to say hey look we’re the guys that have been putting in the time and the work in the UFC in the featherweight division and he’s not who he says he is.
"He can’t wrestle, as soon as he goes up against a wrestler like me or somebody else the whole world is going to see his flaws. I’d love to be the guy to put an end to the hype train and put an end to all the talking.”
Of course, the fight everyone wants to see is Aldo v McGregor, but Lamas told BJPenn.com Radio that the champion would have far too much for the 26-year-old Irishman.
“I don’t think he matches up very well with Aldo. The one thing that he does is he might throw different kicks than everybody else does, but Aldo’s went up against good strikers.
"Aldo went up against Mark Hominick and look what happened, he made Mark Hominick look like the Elephant Man after the fight. It’s not like he hasn’t been up against good technical strikers or anything like that and Aldo is one of the best technical strikers in the game.
"He doesn’t make mistakes, he’s very technical and it’s hard to take him out of position and hard to catch him with his hands down. McGregor’s a good fighter; I think he’s a great fighter. He’s got good stand up, he comes with kind of a different game than everybody else, spinning kicks and all that, and I do that shit too. I just want to have the chance to get in there and mix it up with him.”