Roddy would like to see the 29-year-old Irishman face Diaz instead in a trilogy fight as he believes it is what the fans want to see, but refused to rule out a potential first title defence against Ferguson.
Even though he hasn't fought in the UFC in almost a year, the biggest story in MMA surrounds the future of Conor McGregor. I guess we've got to see the fight to find out'.
The Irish Sun understands that the UFC's reigning lightweight champion is in talks over a match against one of WWE's biggest names, with the likelihood of such a cameo being delayed until next year raising the possibility that he could follow in the footsteps of fellow MMA favourite Ronda Rousey and boxing greats Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Mike Tyson by featuring at Wrestlemania.
After Ferguson's win, he openly challenged McGregor as well, saying he either fights him or vacates this lightweight title.
Given his recent showings, it would be a fair assessment to suggest that Tony's best chance of overcoming Conor would be to bring the fight to the ground.
"I don't think he wants that grubby little belt to be in my hands because I'll enjoy it, and I will defend it".
"I think he was just saying it to keep people on their toes. But either or, if Conor fights Ferguson or if he fights Diaz or whoever, you know yourself it's just gonna be an unbelievable experience and I'm looking forward to it".
"I think Conor's full of sh*t, I don't think he's going to fight this year", Ferguson said.
Well, McGregor's head striking coach Owen Roddy disagrees and says that a third fight against Nate Diaz is still the matchup that fans would rather see after they engaged in two epic battles in 2016.
"Well, there was a lot of talk about potentially boxing again and there was talk of Malignaggi and there was a lot of talk of boxing and stuff like that, but I think even Conor said himself that he's got unfinished business in the octagon and he wants to go back and defend his belt".
'For sure [Ferguson is a tougher fight than Diaz]. That's all you've got to do: "just set it down and you won't get ass kicked, I swear, by another Mexican". "I'm ready to start training next week".