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Tony Ferguson on Nate Diaz: “I might as well Stockton Slap the sh** out of you!”

Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson had a lot to say about Nate Diaz in reaction to the Stockton native turning down a fight with him.

Nate Diaz has always been a well-respected and well-loved fighter. However, he broke into the mainstream and became a household name among casual MMA fans after his back-and-forth rivalry with UFC Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor. Since that second fight with McGregor, Diaz has reportedly turned down a number of fights, including former UFC Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez and top lightweight contender, Tony Ferguson.

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Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Ferguson responded to Nate Diaz’s refusal to fight him.

“Little b*tch. I don’t know. I don’t know what his problem is, dude. Like, I understand that you want to say, like, ‘McGregor, I’m not going to do your dirty work.’ Dude, I don’t want to go into name calling. I don’t have to do that […]”

Diaz has been offered a number of high-ranking lightweight contenders, but he only seems interested in a ‘money fight’ – potentially a third fight with Conor McGregor. When offered Eddie Alvarez, Diaz tweeted in response: “Lol at your fight.” Tony Ferguson responded to this attitude displayed by Diaz.

“If you’re a fighter and you’re in this organisation and you say that you’d rather go and ride a bicycle, you’ve got better things to do, that’s cute. That’s real cute. I might as well Stockton Slap the sh** out of you.”

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Ferguson also implied that this new-found fame and fortune has made Diaz ‘soft’ and that he is ‘a hell of a lot tougher than [Diaz]’.

“Money never made me soft […] even if it made me soft, I wouldn’t forget where I come from […] You’ve got a place to represent – like you said ‘represent’. You’ve got a man right here that’s calling you out and you’re not signing on the dotted line? You’re a clown, dude. You’re fake.”

What do you guys make of this? Will Tony Ferguson get a response from Nate Diaz? Or will Diaz continue to hold out for something else? Let us know what you have to say on Facebook and Twitter.


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