Hi sherdoggers, I want to gauge your opinions in this matter. Who is the more legit champion right now? Tony Ferguson: On the plus side, he is officially recognised as the interim champion and is on a 10 fight win streak...the longest in the division. He has also beaten better lightweight competition than the rest of the division. On the negative side, he did not beat a Champion or even a top of the line contender to win the belt, he beat Kevin Lee...who while a good fighter, is unproven at the top level. Conor McGregor: On the plus side...he is officially recognised as the UFC lightweight Champion. He fought the reigning undisputed champ (Alvarez) and KOd him easily. The lineage of his title goes back many years. On the negative side: he has only had 1 fight at lightweight, and has not fought in a year. He has only really beaten 2 high level lightweight in his career (and one was at a higher division). To me, Conor is the real champ still, but Tony has the #1 ranking. I see it like Tennis and many other sports in that the #1 ranked and the true Champion are not always the same person.