Nate Diaz Denies Altercation with Cowboy Cerrone Ever Happened

In the build up to UFC 141, there was a story out there about an incident between Nate Diaz and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone that led to a little animosity between the two fighters.

According to Cerrone, he had approached Diaz and attempted to shake his hand and the Stockton, Calif. fighter slapped his hand away and a grudge was immediately formed.

Well, now Diaz is denying that the altercation ever happened in the first place. He says that he just avoided Cerrone all together, and he’s not the bully that his opponent is making him out to be.

“Nothing, he made it up, trying to make me a bully,” Diaz said on Tuesday. “I walk the other way when I see him, he’s in the same division as me. I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do, so that’s how it went down.”

For all that and more, check out Nate Diaz from the UFC 141 open workout interview: