Tony Ferguson Blasts ‘Waste of Talent’ Nate Diaz for His Inactivity

Published 01/25/2021, 3:51 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 07: Tony Ferguson celebrates after his submission victory over Kevin Lee in their interim UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 216 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Ever since Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, out of nowhere, has come back to life. Following McGregor’s loss to Poirier, Diaz took a shot at McGregor for getting knocked out. Former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, seems to have noted Diaz’s comments. Ferguson fired back at the younger Diaz brother, urging him to compete in the UFC.

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With McGregor losing to Poirier at UFC 257, the talks of a trilogy between the Irishman and Nate Diaz have intensified. Diaz too has been rather active on social media since last Saturday. He has been aiming for a fight with Dustin Poirier instead. However, Tony Ferguson isn’t fond of Diaz inserting himself among the top lightweights despite being highly inactive.

Ferguson replied to Diaz’s tweet, where the latter likely alluded to McGregor’s knockout. Labeling him as a waste of talent, Ferguson, with a strong choice of words, ordered Diaz to get back in the Octagon.

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“All These Guys Do Is Have Bad Grammer Man Fuckin’ Nate,.. Get off your ass & compete already 🕶 -CSO- # wasteoftalent # COVIDGotYaPosted # PandemicGames,” Ferguson wrote on Twitter.

Dana White has closed the door on a fight between Tony Ferguson and Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz last stepped foot inside the Octagon when he faced Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. With the BMF title on the line, Diaz lost via a doctor’s stoppage at the end of the third round. Since then, the only positive news regarding his return came earlier this month. UFC President Dana White told the media that they was working on a lightweight fight for the fighter from Stockton, California.

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Tony Ferguson, when compared to Diaz, has been highly active in recent years. However, 2020 didn’t bring out the result that Ferguson would’ve expected. Justin Gaethje broke his twelve fight win streak while Charles Oliveira out grappled him to hand him his second straight loss.

A fight potential between Diaz and Ferguson can headline any UFC PPV event. Despite his inactivity, Diaz hasn’t lost his potential to sell fights. However, when Dana White discussed Diaz’s next fight, he specifically ruled out Ferguson from the conversation. Thus the fans will have to wait longer if they were hoping to see the two square off inside the Octagon.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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