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.
“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.”
“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.”