Many forget that before Nate Diaz became a UFC star, he was burning a hole in the WEC. Doing an exciting job with his first two opponents, Diaz was set to take on Joe Hurley in what was likely a title elimination fight. A young commentator noticed the opportunity and offered a little advice to the King of Stockton.
“I put it aside before the event and said, ‘Nate, you have a lot of eyeballs. People notice that you win and you might get that title shot, so in the post-fight period just keep in mind not to drop as many F-bombs as you normally would, ”recalls Ron Kruck with a laugh. “I wasn’t saying he had to clean it. I just wanted him to be aware of it. He was like, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Absolutely. I understand.'”
Kruck-strodomus was right. Diaz finished Hurley in the second round and a title shot was on the horizon. Now was the time to see if Diaz would take Kruck’s advice or do a 209-style promo.
It didn’t take Nate Diaz two sentences to drop an F-bomb and it wouldn’t be the last. Kruck’s face dropped more and more until Diaz finished him off with the following… “He said go beat that m *************** asshole ********. Don’t be a bitch ”
“I just hear in my earpiece everyone on the show laughing their asses because they knew, and I’m looking at the camera like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Kruck said. “But what can you do? You just let the guy go. It was great. It was classic TV, but there was a little bit of discomfort for sure.