When the UFC announced Nate Diaz versus Donald Cerrone (aka “Battle of the Lanky Assholes”) at UFC 141, you had to know these two would have some things to say about each other. Neither one comes across as the friendliest of folks, so it took a surprisingly long time for any gossip to get around about some kind of shit-talking between them.
Cowboy finally broke the silence on ESPN Radio yesterday, and CagePotato has the transcript:
”Leonard’s my best friend; he’s my brother and he was over there talkin’ to the dude — if someone doesn’t like you, you’re not gonna talk to their best friend, you know what I’m sayin’… you’re not gonna hang out with them — so Leonard’s over there talking with the dude, and I said, ‘Oh shit, I’ll go over there.’ They were laughing and joking around so when I go over and introduce myself and go, ‘What’s up Nate? I’m ‘Cowboy,’” Cerrone explained. “He fuckin’ slapped my hand away and called me a punk-ass motherfucker and told me to ‘get on.’ I was like, ‘Shit, alright.’ I don’t know what to say to the dude. I don’t know what his point… I guess he doesn’t want to be cordial. He just wanted to be a punk and… go ahead.”
“I was getting ready to fight Dennis Siver and then he walked away. He just took off after that. It kind of caught me by surprise. I don’t know anything about the guy. I just know that [he and Nick] just wake up pissed off all the time for no reason. It just seems like they’re always mad. Whatever he does to get his mind ready for the fight, it must be it.”
That’s pretty much how I read the Brothers Diaz too… you get the impression they’re not particularly affable under the best conditions, but it seems like they need to hate their opponent in order to work themselves up for the fight, so they just convince themselves to dislike the guy for no particular reason. And if even Cowboy Cerrone thinks you’re a dick, then yeah, you’re very likely a rather large dick… like John Holmes size.