Daniel Cormier Snaps Back at Nate Diaz After Being Dubbed a ‘B*tch’ by the ‘Stockton Samurai’

'DC' delivered a lengthy response to criticism from former UFC star Nate Diaz

Daniel Cormier
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Daniel Cormier ain’t nobody’s b*tch. 

Despite retiring from competition nearly four years ago, the former two-division world champion has had his fair share of beefs in the world of MMA. Recently, ‘DC’ drew the ire of former UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz after the ‘Stockton Samurai’ had lobbied for a main event spot on UFC 306 in September when the promotion makes its debut inside The Sphere in Las Vegas. 

Cormier was not a fan of the idea, suggesting that there are many other fighters more deserving of such a spot. It’s an understandable statement considering the fact that Nate Diaz isn’t even signed with the UFC, but that didn’t stop the TUF alumnus from taking offense and snapping back at Cormier in an unsurprising manner. 

Taking to his YouTube channel, Daniel Cormier responded by scolding Diaz over his vulgar diss. 

“I’m a lot of things, guys, but one thing I’m not is nobody’s b*tch,” Cormier said. “I’m not a b*tch. So my question is this: When did it become OK for men to start calling each other outside their name like that? When did that become OK? I don’t disrespect nobody in my assessment of them.

“I try my best to be as fair as I can. I don’t quite understand why people think it’s OK to attack you in that way, especially calling you outside your name like that. It’s not cool, man. You don’t get to just talk to people any way you want.”

‘DC’ also took offense to Diaz’s claim that he is “not a fighter.” 

“To say I’m not a fighter — I don’t get it. Again, I feel like actually, I was pretty fair to this dude,” Cormier continued. Because when you really think about it, to say I’m not a fighter, when you really think about it… Nate Diaz was fun. Nate Diaz got a championship opportunity. But if I’m not a fighter, what’s that make him? What does that make him? If I did what I did and he did what he did, what’s that make him?”

Daniel Cormier Tells Nate Diaz to ‘Lay Off’

Cormier refused to deep dive into a career comparison between the two, recognizing that their respective runs were on very different paths, but suffice it to say, ‘DC’ accomplished far more in his career than Diaz ever did. Aside from being just one of nine two-division world champions in UFC history, Cormier is a UFC Hall of Famer, being inducted in 2022.

On the flip side, Diaz went 16-11 inside the Octagon and has lost four of his last six, including a unanimous decision defeat to Jake Paul in his pro boxing debut. Diaz also competed for a UFC title just once, losing to then-lightweight champion Benson Henderson decisively.

“I don’t have a problem with Nate Diaz,” Cormier added. “I don’t. He clearly has a problem with me. Gilroy is an hour and a half away from Stockton. I live here. I’m not trying to fight. I’m not going to be up there fighting this man in the streets, but we can always have a conversation if you have a problem with something I said. But to call me out by name like that… I fought the best. I very rarely had opportunities to fight guys that weren’t on my level. I can only imagine what my record would be if I did.

“So to wrap it up, Nate, here’s the deal — I don’t have a problem with you. If I see you, I’ll tip my hat to you. If you want to say something to me, come up to me. Tell me. Tell me what the issue is. We can discuss it like men. But I don’t really play all that b*tch and other stuff. So lay off that. Lay off that and I’ll lay off you.”

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Published on March 1, 2024 at 12:27 pm
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