When all was said and done in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last Saturday night, the MMA world as a whole had to pause and take a breather.
We had just witnessed perhaps the most unlikely scenario possible come to be. Daniel Cormier, the light-heavyweight, the smaller man – just knocked out Stipe Miocic in the very first round of their twenty-five-minute championship bout.
It would have been perfect had the UFC chosen to leave it at that. We really needed to sit there and just think about what we just watched and to be honest, the whole skirmish involving the WWE superstar Brock Lesnar that happened directly after just felt cheap.
One man who definitely echoes that sentiment is the absentee former welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz – who in a statement published to his official Instagram, voiced his disapproval of the matchup – as well as his distaste for the style of Daniel Cormier.
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Sick of this all this “baddest man on the planet” bs. I’ll fight for any title at Any weight. @Ufc wants to make bs wwf fights with guys that fight like shit and put on an act. @dc_mma would look way worse than I do in this pic if he fought Anderson the way I did but instead he decided to wrestle fuck him for five rounds in front of his whole life And still almost got finished off in the last round with Silva only having two or three weeks notice @danawhite should give me this fight instead of dick chest Brock Lesnars cheating ass #dontbescaredhomie nothing personal I love Dc but I don’t like what he does-constantly embarrassed for him and the sport I started doing MMA because it’s not WWF and I’ve never put on A bs act in my life I’m sure fans would like to see a real fight @nick_diaz_academy
It’s been almost three years since we’ve seen Diaz in action and while his status as one of the biggest names in the sport remains intact – the fans are growing increasingly impatient with the Stockton-native.
Nick’s fights have been some of the most entertaining matchups we have ever witnessed in this game and just in general, he brings a level of personality to the table that makes him an unmissable spectacle – both inside the octagon and beyond.
As for him getting a shot at the heavyweight belt? Don’t hold your breath.
It is good to see him fired up though, all the same.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena