Nate Diaz: Khabib and DC aren’t “real fighters”

Nate Diaz has never shied away from expressing his feelings, especially when it comes to his dislike for Khabib Nurmagomedov. In the past, the two had a heated altercation at an MMA event. Diaz reportedly delivered a slap to Khabib’s face.

Recently during an episode of the Full Send podcast, Nate Diaz had the chance to address Conor McGregor’s trash-talking. Instead of focusing on McGregor, Diaz used the opportunity to express his disdain for Khabib Nurmagomedov. Subsequently, he took shots at Daniel Cormier as well.

Nate Diaz said on the podcast: “F**k Khabib, that was funny. Khabib is the worst. Just look at him, he ran off, he’s a jock. It’s not my style of fighting. I don’t like it.”

When asked to elaborate on why he holds such strong negative feelings towards Khabib Nurmagomedov, Diaz pointed out that it all comes down to their differing combat styles. Diaz made it clear that he doesn’t admire the way Khabib fights, and he believes both Khabib and Daniel Cormier lack the essence of real combatants like himself.

Diaz stated: “Yeah, that’s cool. If that’s how you fight. But the style in general, he’s not a real fighter. Him, ‘DC’ (Daniel Cormier), certain guys. I’m just not interested in that kind of fighting at all. Not wrestling because I love wrestling. It’s just the jocky attitude. I’m a real fighter. I like real fighters who fight for real.”

Nate Diaz’s aversion to wrestlers is no surprise, as he has been vocal about his disapproval of combatants who prioritise holding their opponents down. Instead, Diaz is more inclined towards engaging in exciting matches, much like the intense ones he had against Conor McGregor. In his words, such matches exemplify what true combatants are all about.

Currently Nate Diaz is gearing up for his upcoming pro boxing debut against Jake Paul, scheduled for this Saturday. This match marks his return to the ring since his departure from the UFC.