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Nate Diaz blasted by Tony Ferguson after declaring UFC return will take place at welterweight

NATE DIAZ has been branded a ‘b***h’ by Tony Ferguson after announcing plans for his UFC return.

Earlier this week, Ultimate Fighter season five winner Diaz revealed he intends to continue fighting in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division.

Nate Diaz is eyeing a showdown with former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier


Nate Diaz is eyeing a showdown with former interim lightweight champion Dustin PoirierCredit: Getty

Diaz’s declaration soon came to the attention of former interim lightweight champion Ferguson, who didn’t hold back when giving his thoughts on the Stockton native’s plans.

El Cucuy said: “All You Do Is B***h Out.

“You Don’t Want No Squabbles From A Real Fighter. 170lbs or 155lbs… SitDown & STFU Casual.”

Diaz’s revealing of his intention to stay at welterweight came shortly before he issued a second callout to former interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier.

Alongside a video Poirier recorded after undergoing surgery in October 2019, Diaz tweeted: “These are fighting words tho.

“So f**k a weight class.”



Diaz, 35, hasn’t set foot inside the octagon since losing his BMF title match with Jorge Masvidal in November 2019.

But UFC chief Dana White recently revealed the promotion are working on a fight for the fan favourite.

The veteran promoter told The MacLife: “We’re working on a Nate Diaz fight right now.

“And it is not Tony [Ferguson], but if we get it done, I think you’re gonna like it.”

Nate Diaz hasn't fought since his UFC 244 clash with Jorge Masvidal


Nate Diaz hasn’t fought since his UFC 244 clash with Jorge MasvidalCredit: Getty

When asked what weight class Diaz’s return will take place in, White replied: “Lightweight – 55.”

UFC commentator Joe Rogan would like Diaz’s comeback fight to be a rubber match with bitter rival Conor McGregor.

During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, he said: “Conor versus Nate Diaz is an excellent option.

“It’s an excellent option because that doesn’t offend anyone, like myself, who is a purist. Give them some time off.

“It doesn’t offend anyone and Nate is not the kind of kicker that Dustin is. He’s much more of a boxer. It falls into Conor’s wheelhouse more.

“And Nate is also insanely durable and Nate also has a finish over Conor. Conor does not have a finish over Nate Diaz.”

Dustin Poirier hits out at Nate Diaz after undergoing surgery

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