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‘I’m a Legend Man He Is a Legend Too’ Tony Ferguson Has High Hopes for ‘Superfight’ Against Nate Diaz

Tony Ferguson poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tony Ferguson has spoken about a possible match-up with Nate Diaz. They are both also fighting on the UFC 262 card on May 15.

In an interview, Tony covered a variety of topics including his losses, Khabib, coaches, and Beneil Dariush. Interestingly, he also spoke about a potential fight against Nate Diaz.

Nate Diaz is headlining UFC 262 along with Leon Edwards. As it stands, Nate Diaz will also look to fight regularly after his fight with Leon Edwards. The fight with Edwards is his ‘comeback’ fight.

The former champ never doubted his talents

Tony Ferguson celebrates after defeating Gleison Tibau in their lightweight bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Credits: Getty Images)

Tony and Nate have been circling around each other in the past. Coincidentally, they are now on the same card. Naturally, it has led to speculations regarding a future match-up between the pair.

Tony for one thinks that it has all the makings of a ‘super fight. “We’re OG’s in this game, that’s original geniuses” he adds. Ferguson also draws attention to the fact that the two have a plethora of similarities between them.

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Another Big Fight for Tony Ferguson?

Tony Ferguson is now 37. Due to his recent losses, fans have been speculating a potential retirement. However, Tony has other plans. ” Oh, ten more,” he says, claiming that he still keeps up with twenty-year-olds in sprints.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ( Credits: Getty Images)

Although there is talk of Tony losing his edge, he is still No.5 in the division. As such, a good run now could very well see him contend for the title. For that, he will have to beat both Beneil Dariush and Nate Diaz, if they fight.

Even though he may claim to fight for 10 more years, we all know that it won’t be possible. Many predicted that Tony would hang up his gloves if he loses to Dariush. However, with Nate Diaz now in the mix, fans of ‘El Cucuy’ are not so worried.

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