In this highly x-rated rant courtesy of Yahoo! Sports, Nate Diaz goes off on the UFC for trying to squash him on the way to the top.
“I’m not a very likable looking person,” he said. “If you see a picture of me at a fight, I’m never [expletive] happy. That’s why I try not to involve my family. That’s why I don’t have my mom or my sister or my girlfriend at the fight. I don’t want to embarrass nobody.
“You want to tell your mom this is my favorite guy here?” he continued. “And you look on TV and I’m going, ‘[Expletive] you [expletive].’ … People are like, ‘What is this guy, [mentally disabled]’. I’m not [mentally disabled].
“I’m just not listening to you unless you understand what I’m doing.”
“People will say, ‘I’ll fight anybody, I love to fight,’” Diaz said. “You love to fight? [Expletive] that. People say that. And, yeah, I said that. And I woke up. It takes a lot of fighting to wake up. ‘I’ll fight anybody for free? I’ll fight anybody?’ That’s what [the UFC] wants. That’s what pads their bottom line. Then I realized, ‘[Expletive] you [expletive], you’re playing me.’”
“Look at Donald Cerrone speaking up now because I call him a [expletive],” Diaz said. “Oh, now you’re going to speak up because you had this knowledge? You got called stupid, use your head.”
“All he did was act like me and Nick with an Irish accent,” Diaz said. “They just want that Irish fan base because [he’s] got that silly accent.”
“I’d look at my following [on social media] and other peoples’ followings and I’d look at the numbers for the Fox shows they were putting me on and I was like, ‘Damn, a lot of people are tuning into these shows,’” Diaz said. “I was headlining a lot of them back-to-back. I was like, ‘I am bringing in bigger numbers than anybody and I’m not getting the deals.’
“‘Fox card,’ they always said. ‘Free TV, free TV.’ I was like, ‘No, it’s not free, they have million-dollar deals to put this many shows on Fox and I’m headlining three shows a year? … Then they are trying to shut me down, shut me up, [saying], ‘He doesn’t move the needle.’ They are just trying to put that out in the mainstream because then people start saying that and it’s true.
“So then I’d tweet some [expletive] out and it would go viral and I was like, ‘[Expletive] that, I’ll do what I want and if they kick me out, I’ll win anyway.’”
“I’m having these conversations in my head,” Diaz said. “I’m out there running and I’m just thinking, if you put Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta in my position and said, ‘Make this weight next week and do everything I’m doing, and pay them their whole company’s worth, $4.2 billion, they couldn’t do it.’ They couldn’t. It doesn’t matter how much money there is.”
“I said, ‘[Expletive] is going change, I’m fighting at 165 now. You call me and say there’s a fight in 12 days and you want me to lose 30 [expletive] pounds? No. I’ll lose 20 pounds and we could fight. Yesterday I would have fought at 155 but your company [expletive] up, since you are best friends, the company and Conor McGregor, you want me to lose all those pounds for you guys. No, I’ll lose 20.’”
“I was like, ‘Ha, ha, you [expletives], call me for the next one, you better come with something good,” Diaz said. “I don’t give a [expletive]. You didn’t give me enough money but I come from a place with no money and you give me too much money. I don’t give a [expletive] about making more. I am doing better than I was ever supposed to do.”
“You have to say something,” Diaz said. “I’ve already had too many years of not saying [expletive], and then I got people coming in left and right out of other organizations getting paid out. Are you kidding me? There were probably times I could have done that before but I wasn’t up to par on the knowledge.”
“Everybody should say this [expletive], and then [the UFC would] be overwhelmed. [The UFC] better hope I don’t win this fight because it’s going to be a lot of trouble for everybody, in terms of the business. This one coming up, they better hope I don’t win this one because the game is going to change.”