TONY FERGUSON called Conor McGregor a 'b****' and picked Jon Jones over old rival Khabib Nurmagomedov as the UFC's Greatest of AllTime.
Ferguson is hoping to contend the lightweight title after Nurmagomedov retired, with his belt now set to be vacated.
It comes as McGregor – who has not fought since January – appears close to agreeing a rematch with Dustin Poirier.
But Ferguson, 36, scoffed at the idea of the Irishman receiving an immediate title shot, having not won at 155lb since 2016.
He told Submission Radio: “He just deserves a chance to fight. F*** him and fighting for the title.
"He needs to fight. He needs to fight someone in the top 15, get his ass back on there, he don’t belong in the top five.
"Get the f*** outta here. F*** you pay me, dude. Nothing personal, but you’re still a b****.
"If you want that heavy competition quit hanging around everybody else and get your ass back in the gym.”
Ferguson was set to finally fight Nurmagomedov, 32, this May, until for the FIFTH time, it was cancelled.
Russian Khabib was unable to travel to the US amid coronavirus restrictions, as Justin Gaethje instead stepped in and won.
Gaethje, 31, then earned a shot at Nurmagomedov in the UFC 254 headliner, but was tapped out in round two.
Afterwards, champion Khabib announced a shock retirement, and walked away as the UFC's pound-for-pound No1.
It sparked debate on whether he can be considered the GOAT, rivalling Jon Jones, 33, Anderson Silva, 45, and Georges St-Pierre.
Jones, who vacated the light-heavyweight title this year, took exception and insisted his record 14 title wins and past opponents makes him the standout.
He tweeted: "Unanimous decision over last minute replacement Al Iaquinta to become champion.
"Conor McGregor is the only opponent he’s ever had that the general public actually knew.
"Catapulted my man to becoming the best ever, this is hilarious."
Ferguson agreed, replying: "This Guy Gets It."
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