UFC 279: Nate Diaz vows to dominate other combat sports after ending 15-year UFC career with win

Nate Diaz produced an emphatic fourth-round submission victory over Tony Ferguson to mark the end of his 15-year UFC career in Las Vegas.

The 37-year-old submitted Ferguson with a guillotine choke to close out a chaotic UFC 279 event. 

Ferguson was a late replacement for Khamzat Chimaev on Friday after the Swede missed the welterweight limit by over seven pounds.

The 28-year-old fought Kevin Holland in a rearranged co-main event, and he too came out victorious with a submission win in the opening round.

Nevertheless, the talk of the night was about Diaz who closed out his enduring UFC career on a high.

Diaz won 16 of his 27 fights since joining the organisation as a 22-year-old. Speaking after his victory, the mixed martial artist revealed his ambition of conquering other combat sports.

He said: "All I know is it's been a love-hate relationship with me and the UFC.

"I did it today. I love the UFC. Shout out to [UFC President] Dana White. I feel like I've had the longest career in the UFC and the most successful one.

"I want to get out of the UFC and show all the fighters how to take over and own another sport. Boxing, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, I'm the creme de la creme right here and I'm coming for you."

Earlier in the night, Daniel Rodriguez beat Ferguson's original opponent Li Jingliang via a split decision.

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