Speaking on the latest episode of BJPENN Radio, Garry Tonon explained that, while his fight with Lee was at featherweight, the prospect of showdowns with stars like Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki could once again coax him up to the ONE lightweight division in the future.
“I think, in the meantime I’ll be fighting at 155,” he said. “They have a Lightweight Grand Prix that’s going on right now with a lot of their top guys, so my thought process is that if that’s an eight-man Grand Prix, that’s a minimum of three fights they’d all be having, or that it would take to win the whole thing, so that whole process would take roughly like a little less than a year.
“So if that’s the case, a lot of the guys that are going to be involved with that are going to be hung up for a little while,” he added. “So I’m thinking I’ll have a pretty good shot at potentially getting that 155 pound title at some point.”
“I think currently, the ’55 pound champion, Martin Nguyen is hurt, so I think they’re going to do an interim title,” he said. “I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the next thing for them. So I don’t think I’ll be involved in that.