This weekend we all convinced ourselves that we will never see 'that old' Tony Ferguson again, who at one point was on a twelve-game winning streak. On Saturday, Nate Diaz defeated him with a guillotine in his last appearance for the UFC, and that submission came in the fourth round of the fight.
He thus inflicted Diaz Ferguson's fifth consecutive defeat, and the return to welterweight turned out to be a very bad idea as he looked much worse than in the first round against Chandler earlier this year. In addition to Diaz, Ferguson was defeated by Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush, and Michael Chandler.
In the post-fight press conference, He stated: “My corner went for the shot but should’ve kept it standing, 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”. It seems that Ferguson himself has accepted the fact that he is no longer even a shadow of the fighter he used to be, and has stated that he intends to turn to other things in life, one of which is education.
Namely, Ferguson intends to enroll in the Faculty of Economics at Harvard.
Tony Ferguson plans to study business at Harvard University.
“I’m already going back to school for business in Harvard in about a month; in a couple of weeks, actually.
So I kept my word. I’m keeping my word. So, you guys are like, ‘Well, he’s going to go back to school. Yeah, right?’ No, I’m going back to school; going for my business credentials from Harvard”.
“My buddy Lloyd and Vitor Belfort, they’re helping me with that. And after that, I’m going to go back to school and get my PET (Physical Education Training)”. he added. Although he is turning to education, it seems that he does not intend to retire from martial arts just yet, as he has said that he is coming back soon, and according to him, he intends to pursue a martial arts career and education at the same time.