Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: 'Get Off the UFC’s Nuts'

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 26, 2018

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.

“I love Nate, but he’s always got a bad taste in his mouth,” Buffer recently told TMZ Sports. “Nate, I heard you made $7 [million] or more dollars on your last fight. I don’t want to hear you complaining about being underpromoted by the UFC.

“You should be thanking the UFC and bowing to Dana White every time you see him, (and) Ari Emmanuel, Patrick Whitesell. You’ve got $7 [million] or more dollars gross, before taxes, maybe much more – which I love knowing that you have, Nate. Please – I don’t want to hear any more.”

Diaz didn’t take kindly to Buffer’s suggestion that he bow to White and the UFC’s owners for the money that he’s made while competing within the Las Vegas-based promotion. According to the Stockton, Calif., native, he will “bow down to no one ever, for all the money [in the world].”

Diaz is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 in New York on Nov. 3, but he clearly wasn’t happy at not being placed on the same card with Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. It could make for some interesting interactions if and when Diaz and Buffer share the cage in the near future.


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