UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Nate Diaz diss Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.
Khabib Nurmagomedov fought Al Iaquinta to a dominant unanimous decision win to claim the UFC lightweight championship Saturday, April 7, that means Conor McGregor was stripped of his 155-pound belt.
Initially Dana white said, Tony Ferguson, will be stripped of his belt, until four days after he took it back his words. At the UFC 223 post-fight press conference, White announced Khabib is the only fighter at lightweight with a title, meaning that Conor McGregor and Ferguson no longer have straps.
As per Khabib, his team was not too pleased with his performance. Another fighter who was unimpressed is apparently Tony Ferguson, and he went on to share his sentiments via social media post:
“You’re Stripping Me Of A Title Because Of That Performance?” I See You Ninjas. #ufc223 Still My Mat. -Champ
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 8, 2018
Nate Diaz, who last fought at UFC 202 where he lost the bout by majority decision loss to McGregor back in August 2016, didn’t use any words in his social media post. However, Diaz’s message at the end of the UFC 223 main event was just as clear:
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 8, 2018
Khabib who is still open to fighting Ferguson, as long as El Cucuy earned his shot first. (Quote via MMA NYTT)
“I keep wanting this fight to be honest, but you guys remember when I pull out the last time at UFC 209, you guys remember this, and UFC tell me ‘you want to deserve title shot, you have to fight, you have to fight with some tough guy,’” Khabib said in his post-fight presser. “OK, I make mistake. Because when you have injury this is your fault.”
Do you think we will ever see Khabib vs Tony fight again?