Nate Diaz has been in a much publicized struggle to get from under UFC’s control. The Stockton native is not one to hold his tongue and can’t wait to finish out his UFC contract.
During an interview with Megan Olivi, Nate Diaz disparaged Dwayne Johnson’s brand-new UFC collaboration – for which the athletes aren’t getting paid.
After getting into a behind-the-scenes scuffle at the UFC 279 Diaz produced yet another viral moment when he shared his candid opinion of UFC’s latest business venture.
Following the unexpected turn of events that put Khamzat Chimaev up against Kevin Holland, the former TUF 5 champion called Chimaev a “bitch-a*s” in an interview with Megan Olivi.
Diaz was obviously unimpressed with the calibre of Dwayne Johnson’s new endeavor and expressed his anger at the conclusion of the interview.
Diaz remarked: “These shoes f**king suck! Look at these shoes. They made me put this sh*t on. F**k these shoes! ”
Of course, Nate Diaz and Dwayne Johnson have a history. At UFC 244, Johnson gave Jorge Masvidal the promotion’s unique BMF belt.
After a medical stoppage against Masvidal at UFC 244, Diaz reacted by saying,
“F**k The Rock too, dude. I’m being played by that motherf**ker over here. See him grinning with Masvidal over here. If anybody should have been giving out belts, it should be Mike Tyson. He can have it too, but I couldn’t care less about any belt.”
Johnson subsequently made the following statements in response to Diaz’s remarks:
“I wasn’t surprised at Nate’s comments because that’s the Nate Diaz that we all know and love. He is as advertised. Nate, he gets it. He knows that me and Jorge we’re boys, we’re from Miami.”