During UFC 274 pre-fight conference on Wednesday, Gaethje let it all out when a reporter asked him the exchange he had with Diaz on social media.
“That motherf*cker has lost over 15 times, like, come on,” Gaethje said. “So for him to be criticizing me for one loss, I found it funny. And I think he’s jealous because he’s done. He’ll never be here. He’ll never be fighting for a world championship. He’ll never achieve a world championship. In the history books, I’m already a world champion. I don’t like it. I don’t accept it. I need to make it right on Saturday but I’ll be in the Hall of Fame. He should be, too, but just because the fans love him.”
The strain between UFC lightweight title challenger Gaethje and fan favorite Diaz started from a comment made by Diaz,
“Bruh got triangle choked from the mount,” Diaz wrote, as he referred to Gaethje’s title challenge loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in 2020. “What he talkin’ bout?”
Gaethje simply replied with, “I ain’t your bruh you jealous b*tch,”
Gaethje went on to say,
“I heard he turned down Khabib about 20 times. So for him to sh*t on me for losing to Khabib, I find that hilarious. But if he’s fighting Khamzat next, then I have to give him some credit. … Of course (I don’t think he’ll win). But I’m a fan of the sport because anything can happen at any time. He’s not going to outwrestle him. He doesn’t even have the power to shut someone’s light out on accident. So, no. No chance. He has a zero percent chance – a one percent chance.”