In the main event of Saturday's UFC 279, Tony Ferguson faced Nate Diaz and lost via submission. Ferguson (25-8 MMA, 15-6 UFC) was having a lot of success in the standup, particularly with leg kicks, and was in a very close fight.
“My corner went for the shot, but should’ve kept it standing,” Tony said.
“Little details to expand on and to grow from. Nate is a game fighter. I can’t say anything else. It’s not like he’s old and slow and stuff. Hopefully, the crowd that was at UFC 279 there present got some blood splattered on them or something. I had fun in there.”
“I hang my hat at two different places besides home – at 155 and at 70,” Ferguson said. “At 70, it’s been like, what, 10-11 years? I mean, sh*t, I was 14-2 with mostly knockouts? My body literally just got used to it. I fought in May. I lifted heavy. I was taking some weight-gainer protein, doing it right. … I enjoyed it. My fans, the supporters, family and fans first. It’s a different me out there, and it’s a different me right now.”