The Diaz brothers do not mince their words.
Ahead of his fight with Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 13, UFC Lightweight Nate Diaz went on a rant against the idea of giving former WWE superstar CM Punk a shot in the UFC, with his parting thought being simple and to the point:
F**k that whole situation.
The basis of Diaz's argument is that he isn't comfortable allowing someone with no professional fights to leapfrog into the highest level of professional MMA simply because his name will attract publicity and draw a crowd. While Nate does have some valid points in terms of devaluing the level of fighter in the UFC, he couldn't resist a few personal shots at Punk:
I'm watching on TV and all of a sudden this punk with his slicked back hair and shit, and his little puny f**kin' virgin nose and the big announcement is "Oh CM Punk will fight in the UFC"? I don't dig it.
Diaz continues by arguing that CM Punk is an amateur, and letting an amateur compete with professionals is an insult to the fighters who, like himself, have dedicated their lives to the sport. He also aired his disappointment at other UFC fighters welcoming him to the organisation.
You can see the interview in full here:
So what side are you on? Do you think Nate Diaz is fully justified in his complaints? Or should CM Punk be given a chance to prove he can compete in the UFC?