Tony Ferguson rained down on Nate Diaz for taking the credit for the sold-out Houston arena ahead of UFC UFC 262. The former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will take on Beneil Dariush in the main-card at UFC 262 in what is an important fight for Tony Ferguson’s career going forward.
On the same card will be Nate Diaz taking on Leon Edwards in a five-round co-main event for the first time in UFC’s history. The Stockton Slugger makes his UFC return after more than 18-months away from the UFC Octagon. Diaz was last seen in a losing affair against Jorge Masvidal back at UFC 244 for the symbolic BMF belt.
“I think there are exciting fights in the division. We all know who really sold the card out. “ Ferguson continues, “It definitely wasn’t Nate’s punk a**. Like seriously, just came out of nowhere like a f*****g turtle. I love it. What.”
Ferguson appeared alongside Submission Radio for a quick interview over call and shared his thoughts on Diaz taking the complete credit for selling out UFC 262.
The rivalry between Tony Ferguson and Nate Diaz
The rivalry between Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson is nothing new to fight fans. However, it’s not a bitter relationship that both the fighters share with each other. On occasions, both Diaz and Tony have shared good words about each other. In Diaz’s most recent press conference with ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani, Diaz expressed his interest in a potential fight with Tony Ferguson in the near future.
Needless to say, Ferguson has also expressed his interest in fighting in the 170-pound division. El Cucuy has set his eyes on a great comeback, and it will be interesting to see the adjustments he has made training under the likes of Freddie Roach and Georges St-Pierre as he takes on a rising contender and top prospect Beneil Dariush.
Meanwhile, Nate Diaz has a lot to prove going against a seasoned striker like Leon Edwards in a five-round fight in his return fight after almost two years away from the Octagon. Needless to say, a win over Edwards would put Diaz right there in the title picture and that’s exciting for the division considering Diaz’s popularity.