Tony Ferguson Responds to Nate Diaz- Says He Is Ready to Change Weight Divisions

Published 11/03/2021, 8:19 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson of the United States prepares to fight Justin Gaethje of the United States prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


Tony Ferguson is one of the most well-known names in the sport of MMA. ‘El Cucuy’ has been around for a while and has entered 31 fights (25-6). He made his UFC debut all the way back in 2011 against Ramsey Nijem.

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In his career, he has had many memorable bouts against the likes of Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, and Donald Cerrone. Currently, the fighter is on a three-fight losing streak and is looking for an opponent to end his slump.

Recently, the Stockton Native, Nate Diaz, seemingly called out Tony Ferguson on Twitter. After Nate’s call out, ‘El Cucuy’ took to his Twitter to give him an answer.

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He wrote:-“Blazin’🥇Trails” Roll 🥋It💯 170lb 📈 -CSO-” ‘El Cucuy’. Ferguson also tagged Nate Diaz and UFC president Dana White.

UFC fans have been waiting for this legendary fight to go down for years. If this fight actually comes to life, it will surely be like a dream come true for UFC fans.

However, fans will be apprehensive as they have missed out on Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov five times.

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What’s next for Nate Diaz?

Nate Diaz is currently on the last fight of his current UFC contract. According to reports, Dana White said that he would be talking to Nate Diaz about fighting the upcoming prospect, Khamzat Chimaev.

“We’re going to talk to Nate about it,” said White. “One hundred percent.” ‘Borz’ called out Nate Diaz as well in his recent press conference following his dominant win over Li Jingliang at UFC 267.

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ANAHEIM, CA – August 14: Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz smokes during an open workout for fans and media at Honda Center on August 14, 2019, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Although Diaz and Ferguson have almost reached a fight agreement on their own, it is unlikely that the UFC would let this happen. The possibility of this dream fixture only depends on UFC President Dana White. And as of now, it seems like he has other plans for the Stockton native.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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