Nate Diaz is far from impressed with the upcoming title match for UFC 251.
Diaz Tweeted out on Tuesday to criticize the matchup between champion Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, which is scheduled to headline UFC 251 "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi on July 11.
Diaz argues that Usman is defending his belt against the opponent that agreed to the least sum of money, rather than the most worthy contendor. The UFC isn't putting up their best against Usman.
“This is what’s wrong with people, claiming they’re fighters settling for less cause they know they’re not worth sh*t,” Diaz Tweeted
. “You should’ve fought the next guy in line, not the guy who would take less cause he’s told too (sic). That’s why no one will remember you guys. This isn’t a title fight.”
Diaz followed up his argument that he's better paid than the champion and challenger, and took a shot at the UFC’s official sponsor.“I get paid more than both of you together
+ F*CK REEBOK,” he wrote.
Jorge Masvidall, who defeated Diaz in November for the “BMF” title, was the expected contender to Usman's belt. However, negotiations went sour, and Masvidal has publicly shared his discontent with contracts offered by UFC. The American Top Team fighter said he was offered less for a title bout with Usman than what he was offered against Diaz at UFC 244.
Burns hasn’t been considered a title contender as long as Masvidal, but he did show some merit with a recent win over former champion Tyron Woodley. At the time, Woodley was considered the No. 1 contender in the UFC’s official rankings.
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