Nick Diaz Insults Tony Ferguson’s Fighting Style: ‘It’s Obnoxious’

Nick Diaz Was Candid About Disliking How Tony Ferguson Fights.

Nick Diaz
Nick Diaz (Left) and Tony Ferguson (Right)(Images via Instagram @NickDiaz209 and @TonyFergusonNXT)

Nick Diaz isn’t a fan of Tony Ferguson’s fighting style. 

Diaz usually seems uneasy during interviews, but the 39-year-old recently opened up with a YouTube chiropractor. Dr. Beau Hightower held a massage therapy session with the Stockton native while discussing various topics ranging from his favorite movies to his current injuries.

The former Strikeforce champion was asked about his brother Nate’s recent win against Tony Ferguson. He had this to say about Ferguson’s unpredictable style:

“No, I don’t like it. It’s obnoxious. I can’t stand that type of style. I’m not going to knock it, because it’s what you have to do. In general, it’s like a spastic type of person mixed up with lack of technique with those type of tactics. You have to avoid those type of tactics and it’s really an annoying type of guy to fight.”

Ferguson’s wild fighting style was the key to his twelve-fight win streak between 2013 and 2019. Despite ‘El Cucuy’ finding success throughout his career, Diaz believes unorthodox styles are usually a product of poor technique. 

Nick Diaz suggests Tony Ferguson’s wild style comes from a lack of technique 

Nick Diaz has never fought Tony Ferguson, but the Stockton native seemed aggravated with his fighting style. During the same interview with Dr. Beau Hightower, Diaz continued talking about Ferguson by saying:

“That’s mixed martial arts for you, though. But just because it’s mixed martial arts doesn’t mean that you should depend on these tactics that you’re allowed to do. If you have a strong base and you throw those in, it’s one thing. A lot of times people will make up for the lack of strong base of technique with stuff like what he does.”

Diaz and Ferguson have both fallen on hard times. ‘El Cucuy’ had an astonishing demise by losing five consecutive fights after his twelve-bout winning streak. The 38-year-old has no plans to retire after losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 279

Meanwhile, the older Diaz brother returned to the Octagon in 2022 after a six-year layoff, extending his winless streak to four. The 39-year-old fought with two ruptured disks in his neck, but the overall takeaway was that his best days are behind him. He plans to fight again in 2023, despite many people believing the former Strikeforce champion should retire.


Published on January 14, 2023 at 12:57 am
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