After the disastrous events of UFC 209 that saw Khabib Nurmagomedov pulling out the day before the event, Tony Ferguson is yet to decide on his next move.
Although many have suggested that the UFC will simply look to book a bout between Ferguson and Nurmagomedov for a fourth time, fans feel that the bout should be scrapped and that ‘El Cucuy’ should be matched up with another contender.
Ferguson has mentioned an immediate title shot against Conor McGregor, however with the Irishman currently on a career break and seemingly only interested in a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather when he returns, the chances of that happening seem extremely slim.
As such, Ferguson has recently turned his attention to booking a bout that would unquestionably be the biggest pay-per-view draw that the UFC could book at present.
Ferguson says he'd love to go toe-to-toe with Nate Diaz during International Fight Week, preferably for the interim title or vacated belt
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) March 30, 2017
Speaking on UFC Tonight, Ferguson stated that a bout with Diaz is what everyone wants to see and, cleverly labeling the bout as the ‘battle of California’, the 33-year-old said that he simply wants to get the fight made.
I know the only person that I would like to go toe to toe with that would probably need some lesson thought to him is Nate Diaz. I would love to go toe to toe with him.
For anybody else that’s out there, they really don’t deserve a shot fighting with me. Myself, the fans, everybody else would love to see that fight. The battle of California baby, let’s do this.
Check out Ferguson addressing UFC 209 or skip to 3:50 to see him calling out Nate Diaz in the video below.