Nate Diaz made his final appearance in an Octagon after an epic UFC career Saturday in the main event of UFC 279 in Las Vegas against former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
The two fan favorites finally faced off in a welterweight fight after an unprecedented turn of events shook up the main card.
Since losing the majority decision to McGregor, Diaz has fought just three times. Ferguson, who first fought for the UFC back in 2011, was riding a four-fight losing streak headed into this matchup.
On this night, Diaz would come out with the win, via submission.
Diaz began his UFC career in 2007 on “The Ultimate Fighter” and had compiled a professional MMA record of 20-13 with 11 of those wins coming by submission.