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Ricardo Lamas can already visualize referee pulling him off Conor McGregor’s unconscious body

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Former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas explains how he would beat Conor McGregor if he got the opportunity to face the Irishman in competiton.

Less than two weeks out from his impressive submission victory over Dennis Bermudez, Ricardo Lamas is still campaigning for a shot at rising star Conor McGregor.

Lamas, a wrestling-based fighter with experience in UFC title fights, believes the UFC is unrightfully shielding McGregor from facing wrestlers in order to ensure his continued rise to stardom.

"He's a big name in the sport right now, so I think the UFC is kind of protecting him, not giving him wrestlers, and if he wants to get to a title shot I think he needs to fight a wrestler before doing that," Lamas told Submission Radio.

While McGregor recently silenced doubters with his quick finish of Dustin Poirier in the opening round of their feature fight at UFC 178, Lamas believes the Irishman would be dragged to deep water against an experienced wrestler like himself.

"I think the big difference will be my wrestling. All his flashy moves won't work when he's on his back getting punched in the face."

Having grown up in a family with six older brothers, Lamas doubts that McGregor could possibly find a way to frustrate him ahead of a hypothetical match-up.

"I've had a lot of practice at being made fun of and making fun of people back, and I've been doing that my whole life. So if he wants to play that game I'm fine with it. I got picked on my entire life. If he wants to play this game, he's going to lose and he's going to lose horribly."

Asked how he visualizes the fight ending, Lamas simply responded, "The ref pulling me off his unconscious body."