"I was prepared to make weight this morning", Lee told FloCombat at the UFC headquarters in Las Vegas.
Ferguson dominated Pettis in the first round for the most part, but it was Pettis who came back with a surprise for Ferguson in the second one. Body kick for Pettis as FErguson steps into range.
He followed up by taking off his shorts in the ring and delivering one of the best post-fight interviews the UFC has ever seen. Good right jab from Showtime, Ferguson returns with a left jab.
"Where you at McNuggets - you fucking piece of shit?" he said.
With 17 seconds left of the clock, Lewis landed a massive right hand which put Volkov on the canvas. "You [expletive] fans are [expletive] fantastic; I love you".
The victory and his status as a former champion have propelled Pettis into a golden opportunity against Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.
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Since Jurgen took over he has a lot of weapons to attack on the counter and in set pieces and they take advantage of mistakes. Asked if people saying Liverpool had worked out how to beat City were correct, Guardiola said: "Good - congratulations.
Ferguson with another strike and Pettis backs up across the cage. Ferguson's mouth is busted up as they battle on the ground, Pettis in top position. Pettis is bleeding as well. His output rate is far higher here, but Pettis is still risky when he fires back. Right punch Pettis. More pressure from Ferguson who keeps his hands low. Elbow scores from Ferguson and Pettis is looking to land between punches, but Ferguson isn't giving him opportunities. Pettis laughs! What an elbow by Ferguson.
Tony Ferguson took on Kevin Lee in his last fight and actually defeated him with a Triangle Choke.
Duke Roufus tells the referee the fight is over as Pettis has suffered a broken hand and the long-time coach won't send his charge out there injured.
However, his absence meant he was stripped of both the featherweight and lightweight crowns, with Nurmagomedov succeeding McGregor as top dog in the latter division.
Ferguson is in tears in the center of the cage.