The lightweight contender may have found that new foe in Nate Diaz, whom Ferguson says is like a bad ex-girlfriend.
“He’s all on McGregor’s [expletive],” Ferguson said on 5ive Rounds. “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, eight? 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.”
Ferguson hasn’t competed since defeating former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 98, while Diaz hasn’t fought since a decision loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 202.
In an attempt to goad Diaz into a potential fight, the top ranked Ferguson whipped out a classic Diaz one liner.
“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,” says Ferguson.
Diaz has yet to respond to this challenge from Ferguson, as the Stockton native now prefers to take big deal fights over big money fights.