Tony Ferguson Reveals Why He Called “Punk A**” Nathan Diaz His B****

Published 04/12/2021, 3:45 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Tony Ferguson poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ferguson will fight Anthony Pettis in a lightweight bout at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The UFC lightweight division has seen some real superstars these past few years. It started with the rise of Conor McGregor and continued with Nate Diaz. Finally, Khabib Nurmagomedov took over while the rest of the stars like Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier quietly kept logging victories.

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Now, when Khabib has retired and vacated his lightweight title, it’s the time for somebody to step up. UFC 262 will be the place where the fans will find out who will be the new champion. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler are fighting for the title in the main event.

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Additionally, Tony Ferguson is fighting Beneil Dariush on the main card, and Nate Diaz is fighting Leon Edwards. It’s one of the most stacked cards in recent memory. Tony Ferguson appeared on the YouTube show Submission Radio and talked about his working relationship with Nate Diaz.

The reporter said that there were some exciting fights for the lightweight division, and Ferguson agreed. “I think that there’s (an) exciting fight in the division.

“We all know who really sold the card out. It definitely wasn’t Nate’s punk a**. Just come out of nowhere like a bunch of turtles. I love it,” he said.

This tied in with Ferguson’s original tweet where he called Nate Diaz his b****. The reporter brought his attention to it and asked him why Diaz was his b****, to which Ferguson sniggered. “Oh, he always has,” he answered.

Tony Ferguson reveals that his s***-talking with Nate Diaz is just banter

He also went on to say that Nate was a solid guy, and he likes teasing him. “There’s just some shit-talking, some light banter, man.

“I got nothing against the dude. He’s a good solid dude, but when it comes down to the scrap game, it’s like, come on, put him up,” he concluded.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson (L) of the United States looks to punch Justin Gaethje (R) of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

It was an interesting revelation from a guy who doesn’t really compliment anyone. Well, Nate is one hell of a guy, and he has Tony Ferguson’s badge of approval.

Do you think Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz would be a good fight?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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