‘I Love the UFC’ – Nate Diaz Reveals His Next Move as He Buries the Hatchet With Dana White After ‘OG’ Tony Ferguson Fight at UFC 279

Published 09/11/2022, 12:57 AM EDT

UFC 279 was one of the craziest cards even before it started, and the main event was as chaotic as anybody could have wanted. Two veteran warriors – Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson – left everything inside the Octagon as they put on an instant classic.

Nate Diaz became the first athlete to submit Tony Ferguson inside the Octagon.


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The Stockton star had a tough outing against a seasoned ‘El Cucuy‘. However, after a back-and-forth contest, Diaz submitted the former UFC interim lightweight champion to get his hand raised in his potential last UFC bout.

Nate Diaz revealed his plans after UFC in the Octagon interview

Nate Diaz announced his future move in the post-fight Octagon interview with Joe Rogan.

“I love the UFC,” Diaz said to the veteran UFC commentator. The Stockton superstar also thanked UFC President Dana White and the promotion after the ‘longest’ UFC run.

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Boxing, kickboxing, jiujitsu, or other MMA promotions – Diaz kept the doors open for everything in combat sports moving forward. However, with his comment that Conor McGregor (who boxed Floyd Mayweather) did it, perhaps he hinted at a future in boxing.


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“I’ll be watching,” Joe Rogan appreciated the little Diaz brother.

UFC fans react to Tony Ferguson versus Nate Diaz at UFC 279

The MMA world had a lot to say about the violent contest, which was the last bout of Nate Diaz‘s current UFC contract. Thus, fans were active on social media and shared their instant reactions to a remarkable bout.

From former foes to reigning champions, pros and fans had their say on the UFC 279 main event.


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What did you make of Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson’s war at UFC 279? What is next for Nate Diaz? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight business brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

Edited By: Reubyn Coutinho