Donald Cerrone and the Diaz Brothers certainly have one of the longest standing rivalries in all of MMA.
Back at UFC 141, Nate Diaz picked up a unanimous decision win over Cerrone. While most rivalries end after fighters settle their differences inside the Octagon, Cerrone and Diaz continued their beef over the course of the past 5 years.
“I went up and talked to Nate and Nick, both of them,” Cerrone said. “I said, ‘Hey, man, this (expletive) has got to stop. We either have to figure it out, or figure it out.’ You know what I mean? They were like, ‘Cool, man.’
“Every time we see each other, it’s like, I don’t want to mug you across the room all the time. I’m tired of that (expletive). So, let’s just be cool. … When we pass in crowds, there’s no need to bump shoulders unless you want to handle it. They were cool too. They were like, ‘Yeah, man. (Expletive) all that. Let’s just move forward and keep it Dougie.’ It’s just easier that way.”
“It’s just stupid,” Cerrone said. “It’s unnecessary. It’s like, let’s let that (expletive) die and just move forward. They were like, ‘Hell yeah.’ I like those two. I’m a fan of them. For me to be mad at someone for nothing is stupid.”