One fighter who doesn’t seem very happy with the fight is Nate Diaz, who blasted the bout on Twitter:
This is what’s wrong with people claiming they’re fighters settling for less cause they know they’re not worth shit you should’ve fought the next guy in line not the guy who would take less cause he’s told too that’s why no one will remember youguys— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 9, 2020
This isn’t a title fight pic.twitter.com/7GLJUJA45C
I get paid more than both of you together --— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 9, 2020
+ FUCK REEBOK
The first to respond was Usman, who pretty much blasted Diaz’s entire MMA career in a few tweets:
Funny I didn’t hear you volunteering when they were looking for the next victim... ---- https://t.co/u4UnI23QGi— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) June 9, 2020
Let’s state some facts here:— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) June 9, 2020
“Your Bum Ass”
•L’s in last (5 of 9) in 8year span
•12 L’s Total
•1-1 in last 4 years
•Refused to fight Woodley when offered title shot.
•13 L’s Total
•L to Damian Maia
Who was KO’d by Burns In rd 1.
•embarrassed ur Bum Ass https://t.co/u4UnI23QGi
Bottom line, if you got double digit L’s shut TF up and sit yo Bum Ass TF down.— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) June 9, 2020
Oh and once again don’t forget to buy the PPV ------ #UFC251
Burns came firing next and he followed a similar path that Usman already paved by taking shots at Diaz’s entire pro MMA career:
Look this guy -------- @NateDiaz209 3 fights in the last 4 years! I’m going to do my 3rd fight in less than 5 months in 2020! Enough said! Just a reminder this fight will be the Champion x N1 Contender! Just do me a favor don’t blink your -- get your -- and buy the PPV pic.twitter.com/hTtp7nKiQx— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 9, 2020
UFC 251 takes place on Saturday, July 11 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.