Marc Diakiese and Paul Felder have been trading barbs on Twitter for quite some time now.
With the war of words heating up between the two, the British standout feels it is time for him to beat up Felder in the Octagon.
“He’s just a f---ing little Irish wannabe, because I don’t even know who he is, he’s just talking crap,” Diakiese said on The MMA Hour. “I beat his teammate Frankie [Perez], and now he’s coming forward. Like I said, I don’t mind, I’ll fight anybody, but he’s one of these guys, he’s experienced, he’s a veteran. If I were to beat him, I’d look good. I want to smash his face in front of his own people. That’s my plan.”
A rumored bout between the two has placed them this July during UFC International Fight Week, but nothing has been made official.
The British star dislikes Felder so much that he doesn’t even care if the fight affects his standing in the UFC.
“I don’t even know where he is, I haven’t looked,” he said. “I don’t know where he is. That’s the problem. He’s trying to call me out, like I said — he’s trying to get that hype, but my hype I earned. I beat people up to get it. I didn’t just get here. And I think he’s just trying to steal it. I don’t mind giving him a beating, no problem. I’m just waiting for it. So, once ready, I’ll be there. I think Paul Felder would be a great fight. Because he likes to stand up and his style is just average. He doesn’t do much. I like that fight, to show him up in front of his own people.”
It's worth noting that Felder claims Diakiese already turned down a fight against him.