In viral footage, Nate Diaz slammed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s company for the new footwear that fighters have to wear. In the video, he said ‘F–k these shoes’.
According to the New York Post;
Ahead of UFC 279 last week, Diaz slammed the new footwear that fighters have to wear after a deal with the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s company.
“These shoes f–kng suck,” Diaz said during an interview with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi, while flashing his orange-colored shoe in the camera. “Look at these shoes, they made me put this s–t on. F–k these shoes!”
The now-viral footage, which was cut from the broadcast, was posted to Twitter by someone who wrote, “What they didn’t show in the interview.”
Diaz was wearing sneakers by the UFC’s current shoe sponsor, Project Rock, which is a partnership with Johnson and Under Armour. The multi-year deal was signed in January 2022.
It was revealed on Thursday that fighters would not see any of the proceeds from UFC’s deal with the action movie star.
The agreement will put Project Rock footwear on male and female UFC athletes and corner teams for fight-week events, workouts, weigh-ins and in the locker room, according to Bloomberg. Fighters will also wear the shoes as they walk out to the ring before taking them off for the actual match.
“Sponsors, you don’t hear that! Guys back to you,” Olivi yelled, while appearing completely caught off guard by Diaz’s comments. “I thought you said it was good because they’re The Rock’s shoes, I was like, ‘Yeah!’” she said, laughing.
This is just one of the many ways that UFC robs there fighter. It is said that The Rock is involved in the scamming. This is just more ways for Dana White to get rich while fighters struggle to live from to moth.
Very sad isn’t it?
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