Nate Diaz Has Responded to UFC Commentator Bruce Buffer… And He Hasn’t Held Back…

If one thing is true in this life, it’s the fact that Nate Diaz is the most stubborn man in the UFC. He’s made some rash decisions in his past, but he can never be accused of a lack of integrity or selling out for the sake of a few dollars.

That’s why he is absolutely fuming with ‘The Veteran Voice of the Octagon’ Bruce Buffer, after the latter slated Diaz for having a go at the UFC and saying that he wouldn’t fight Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden on November 3.

Buffer hit out hard at Diaz who he basically accused of having a chip on his shoulder. Needless to say, the Stockton fighter didn’t take that well and he’s now issued a harsh and very direct response to the UFC commentator.

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“Say Thank You”

It all kicked off after Buffer told TMZ that Diaz should be showing the likes of Dana White a bit more appreciation for what they’ve done for them. He believes that Diaz has overestimated his worth to the company and took a risk that didn’t pay off by going on a 2-year hiatus. Buffer said:

”Nate, I heard you made 7 or more million dollars in your last fight. I don’t want to hear you complaining about being under-promoted by the UFC. You should be thanking the UFC and bowing to Dana White every time you see him. Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell.”

He’s got a point. It’s not the UFC’s fault that Diaz didn’t use the momentum he gained from the two McGregor fights and push for a lightweight title shot. If he had, then he would be a lot closer to a trilogy fight with ‘The Notorious’ than he is right now.

Harsh Response

Even though there’s definite truth in Buffer’s words, Diaz didn’t take too kindly to what he perceived as an attack on his independence. He told the UFC commentator in no uncertain terms what he thought about the idea of ‘thanking’ Dana White. Diaz said:

“Bruce Buffer wtf get off the UFC nuts your bowing down right now telling me to bow down? F*** that u keep bowing down. I Bow down to no one ever for all the money n the world…”

Somebody needs to get Nate a Snickers bar.

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Bad Move

It remains to be seen whether or not Diaz will fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 230, as he is scheduled to do. The Diamond is on a magnificent rise with high-profile wins over former champion Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje. A win for Diaz would see him potentially in line for a title shot – especially if McGregor is the one holding the belt.

While there are no guarantees in MMA math, one thing seems clear. Both McGregor and Diaz have to achieve the same result if they want to fight. Even if they both lose, they can still push for the trilogy fight as a last hurrah. That’s if ‘The Notorious’ even cares right now.

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