Nate Diaz Bashes UFC For Signing CM Punk

A lot of fighters in the MMA community have mixed feelings about the UFC signing former WWE superstar, CM Punk. Many have taken to social networking platforms to either welcome him, or question the logic in it.

Yesterday, during the pre-fight media scrums for UFC on FOX 13, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz didn’t hold back his thoughts and feelings when asked about it by MMA Junkie.

Here’s what Diaz had to say about it:

“I don’t dig it. He has got no fights. I know he’s a big draw. I looked him up. Everyone’s going to buy tickets. It’s going to be great for the venue and the UFC, but at the same time, it downgrades all the fighters.

He might do great, but why does he get a chance? He’s an amateur. You’re going to put an amateur in there with pros? That makes us all amateurs, so I think it’s ridiculous. As far as I’m concerned, f-ck him, f-ck the whole situation. Anybody who takes that fight is tripping.CM-Punk-BB1a

If I want to, I can’t go play in the NBA – not even Stefan Struve’s big ass. He can’t go play in the NBA if he wants to because he feels like making a change. For a publicity thing? They wouldn’t pay him no money, and they wouldn’t even let him play. It’s ridiculous.

I don’t think you should just let some millionaire WWE guy just come on over and play a little game, like have fun with his career. I’m over here busting my ass, fighting for 10 years and doing my thing and having a serious job that I have to do for this. And this guy is going to come over and probably get paid more than everyone in the room.

I’m sorry, but this guy’s making a joke out of my serious life and getting compensated more for it. I don’t mean no harm on him, but I don’t think it’s right.”