If you think it's unprofessional for a corporate executive like Matt Hughes to lambaste his customers online, remember that he's only following the example set by his boss, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White.
So shut up, "idiots."
Hughes was on Twitter last Thursday to comment on the Nick Diaz situation. While most of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community believes the former UFC welterweight No. 1 contender was screwed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who suspended him a whopping five years for cannabis, Hughes has a much different take.
"I think the suspension was excessive, but you can't walk in there like a punk and expect leniency. I would appeal and try and get it knocked down. Maybe act different the next time I'm in front of them. Third failed test but fourth offense if you count him running away from giving a sample one time. Not to mention interviews bragging about smoking cause he knows how to beat test."
Hughes later admitted that "punk" was a poor choice of words.
I shouldn't have used "punk" when talking about being in front of the commission. I watched the video of him after. @remergedj— Matt Hughes (@matthughes9x) September 17, 2015
While Diaz failed three drug tests in the state of Nevada, he also made headlines in California -- way back in 2008 -- when Strikeforce was forced to pull him from its "Shamrock vs. Le" card after he failed to submit a urine sample (more on that here).
Diaz later bragged to the media about his ability to beat drug tests.
"I have an easy way to deal with them," Diaz told L.A. Times before his Frank Shamrock fight. "I can pass a drug test in eight days with herbal cleansers. I drink 10 pounds of water and sweat out 10 pounds of water every day. I'll be fine."
He was fine, according to his post-fight drug test.
But that cavalier attitude is what may have landed him in hot water with NSAC, according to Hughes, who once tested positive for country breakfast. Though to be fair, the UFC Vice President of Athlete Development wants to see Diaz finish his career inside the Octagon, not on his couch in Stockton.
It ain't easy being green.