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Nate Diaz a ‘world-class fighter’? Kamaru Usman says ‘that’s absurd’


Kamaru Usman is flabbergasted by Henry Cejudo’s marketing campaign for Nate Diaz to get a UFC title shot.

Welterweight champion Leon Edwards was among the many names Diaz referred to as out following his majority determination boxing win over Jorge Masvidal on Saturday at Honda Heart in Anaheim, Calif.

Diaz fought Edwards in a non-title combat at UFC 263. Edwards was dominating Diaz till he received rocked within the last minute of the combat. Edwards survived and received by unanimous determination. Cejudo argued that Diaz is a profitable sufficient identify to get a rematch towards Edwards, however Usman wasn’t having any of it.

“Nate Diaz is on the fully tail-end of his profession,” Usman mentioned on his “Pound 4 Pound” podcast with Henry Cejudo. “Sure, in fact he’s made a terrific identify for himself and massive shoutout to Nate Diaz for nonetheless having that notoriety to have the ability to go on the market and nonetheless get paychecks like this as a result of he’s getting all these good fights on the skin, however come on. This ain’t Nate Diaz goes to come back in and stroll into combating world-class combined martial arts fighters proper now within the UFC. Come on. That’s absurd.”

Diaz is not with the UFC, however Dana White mentioned the octagon will all the time be his house.

“So are you saying Nate Diaz ain’t a world-class fighter?” Cejudo requested.

“He can nonetheless combat, however he’s not a world class fighter,” Usman responded. “Are you loopy? Throw Nate Diaz in there with Shavkat Rakhmonov, throw Nate Diaz in there with myself, throw Nate Diaz in there with JDM (Della Maddalena), throw Nate Diaz in there with Justin Gaethje. Come on!”

Diaz additionally expressed curiosity in combating Jake Paul, and that’s a combat Usman thinks he ought to take.

“Nate Diaz, PFL and Jake Paul give you $15 million to combat him in MMA, I’m taking that Nate Diaz,” Usman mentioned. “I truly assume he wins that combat. Shout out to Nate Diaz, I feel he truly wins a combat like that.”

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for Diaz vs. Masvidal 2.

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