Nate Diaz takes aim at Daniel Cormier over recent remarks about him headlining UFC 306 at The Sphere

By Susan Cox - February 29, 2024

Nate Diaz has taken aim at Daniel Cormier following his recent remarks about him headlining UFC 306 at The Sphere.

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Diaz (21-13 MMA) parted ways with the UFC after a 27-fight run with the promotion.

It was at UFC 279 that Diaz submitted Tony Ferguson (25-10 MMA) in the main event in September of 2022 finishing out his UFC contract.

Most recently, Diaz competed in a boxing match with Jake Paul, losing via unanimous decision.

Rumors originally swirled that we might see Nate Diaz at the historic UFC 300 which is taking place on Saturday, April 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Although that ship has now sailed, there is another on the horizon.

Nate Diaz is advising that he would like to return at ‘The Sphere’ in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 14th at UFC 306.

Daniel Cormier recently commented on his YouTube channel on Diaz wanting to headline UFC 306:

“I like Nate Diaz, but I believe now it is the time for us to be honest with ourselves so that Nate can start to be honest with himself. There are only a couple of people that he can headline a pay-per-view with right now, just because of where he is in his career. I think that’s Conor McGregor if they do the trilogy and possibly Jorge Masvidal. But we also have to be honest to ourselves in this regard: We are keeping these dudes, Masvidal and Diaz, relevant.”

Continuing, Cormier continued:

“Because when they say things everybody jumps on it, like I am doing right now myself. But does that pay-per-view, Noche UFC, look better to you with Nate as the main event? While the name value is exciting, Nate Diaz the fighter isn’t that guy anymore. … This isn’t the guy that beat Conor the first time. Nate has had moments. Against Leon Edwards, he had a moment. But outside of that, he got beat on the whole time. Last time he won a fight was against Tony Ferguson, and we know who Tony Ferguson is today.”

Concluding, Cormier admitted he would watch Diaz fight but believes he is ‘not deserving’ of being a headliner anymore:

“Will I watch him on the pay-per-view card? Absolutely .. but to be the headliner, with all these great fighters that are deserving of that spot? I don’t think so. I don’t need to see that.”

Well apparently, Nate Diaz took notice of Daniel Cormier’s comments, responding on ‘X‘ with a short video clip and the tagline:

“This b*tch is not a fighter. Complete opposite. Good talk DC.”

Cormier was pretty harsh using phrases such as ‘Nate needs to be honest with himself’, ‘Diaz the fighter isn’t that guy anymore’ and ‘Nate has had moments’. None of which a fighter wants to hear.

Do you agree with Cormier’s comments on Diaz? Would you like to see the 38 year old make his comeback by headlining UFC 306?

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