Nate Diaz reacts to today’s shocking UFC 223 news!
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz put current UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson on blast shortly following today’s devastating news that “El Cucuy” had suffered a knee injury and could no longer compete against Khabib Nurmagomedov in the headliner of next weekend’s UFC 223 event in Brooklyn.
The always brash “Stockton Slugger” took to Twitter where he seemingly through jabs at both Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the pairs latest failed fight.
Lol these guys can't even make it to war..
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 2, 2018
“Lol these guys can’t even make it to war..” – Nate Diaz
This marks the fourth time in UFC history that a planned Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov matchup has failed to come to fruition.
With that said there was a silver lining to today’s disappointing news. UFC President Dana White announced that current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had agreed to step up on just six days notice and fight Khabbib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 for the promotions lightweight strap.
BOOM!!!!!! We got Khabib vs The Champ Max Holloway for the 155lb title this Saturday in Brooklyn New York!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/quvI3UqGXh
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 1, 2018
Dana White also told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that “Blessed” and “The Eagle” will be fighting for the promotions undisputed lightweight title next Saturday in Brooklyn, meaning both Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson will be stripped of their titles.
Ferguson released the following emotional statement on Twitter.
“Words can’t explain how hurt, frustrated and angry and in disbelief I am right now. As I was completing my UFC Pre-Fight Media obligations on Friday I had an accident on a studio set that tore a ligiment in my knee. My doctor and the UFC doctor both said I can’t fight and one is saying I need surgery, so I will see a specialist to make the final determination on how I can heal up and get back in there to defend my belt ASAP. I want to apologize to all the fans, the UFC, Khabib, my teammates, my coaches, my friends and most importantly my family. Happy Easter to everyone out there, I believe there is a silver lining in this nightmare of reality, because this ain’t an Aprils Fools. Good health and blessings to you all!” – Tony Ferguson
As for the aforementioned youngest Diaz brother, Nate has not stepped foot inside the octagon since suffering a controversial majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August of 2016.