With Conor McGregor all but completely out of the picture at lightweight this year, the focus in the division has shifted towards the other top contenders. One of those said lightweights is none other than Tony Ferguson.
Ferguson, who was supposed to meet Khabib Nurmagomedov a couple of months ago to decide the interim UFC lightweight championship, currently has no dance partner since Nurmagomedov couldn’t fight.
Tony Ferguson is looking for a dance partner
Obviously frustrated with his current situation, Ferguson has searched long and hard for sometime willing to fight him. One guy who isn’t afraid of anyone, Nate Diaz, could make a potentially intriguing matchup. Realizing this, Ferguson has taken the liberty to call Diaz out on multiple occasions. Diaz however, has shown no interest and has not responded.
Incredibly irked by it all, Ferguson went on the 5 Rounds Podcast recently to air out his frustrations. Suffice to say, he isn’t happy.
Ferguson had some choice words for Diaz recently
“He’s all on McGregor’s [expletive]. He’s like a f—king bad ex-girlfriend. Literally, a bad taste in somebody’s mouth if you win or you lose, you’ve gotta move on, dude. If you really want that money fight then you’re probably hurting for money. Literally, if you have that money fight, you should pay your taxes and then move on. This is a fighter sport. You’re ranked number what, eighth? Ninth? Don’t you want to be better than that? S—t, dude you beat is ranked higher than you. Don’t you want an opportunity at the belt? Come on. I’m skipping a couple names but I’m giving you an opportunity. I’m doing you a favor, I’m not doing myself a f—king favor. I’m giving you a chance but if you don’t want it, that’s cool. I’ll give somebody else a chance.
“Nate, you’re not the last option. If you don’t want to fight, go hide in a hole. But you’ve got to admit on Twitter that you don’t want to fight me. You’re f—king scared homie. All that s—t’s gotta go out the f—king window. ‘Don’t be scared homie.’ People are gonna start throwing that s—t away and it’s gonna be crazy.
“You can wait for McNuggets but we all know if you wait for that fool, if he fights Mayweather and he doesn’t fight again, you might not get another chance for a big money fight besides this guy. So I’m giving you a shot. If you want it, it’s perfect. If you like it, sign on the dotted line.”
Would a Ferguson-Diaz fight be entertaining? It sure would. Perhaps it is time to move on from the Conor McGregor hang up. The featherweight division was in shambles when McGregor left. Hopefully the lightweight division won’t suffer the same fate.