Famous comedian Joey Diaz caused a stir in the MMA community when he made some controversial remarks about Mackenzie Dern’s UFC debut.
Diaz is known for his shock humor, and his recent comments went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Taking to his twitter account, Diaz stated, “Mackenzie Derns asshole is going to smell tremendous after the fight”
He would later clarify his stance, but did not offer an apology.
I’m Husband, a Father but most importantly a man. I will say things in the heat of comedic passion that not everyone will like……out of respect to my hero’s… Bruce, Pryor, Rogan, Hicks, Burr, Kinison, Kearns, Vos……….I’ll never apologize for a joke……..
I’m trying to raise a daughter I would never mean to disrespect you or any other woman
This has caused several females both in and out of the sport to become unglued. But none so much than the WMMA twitter handle known as IHitHard, who is totally outraged over the remarks. The IHitHard twitter handle is decided to female martial artists, and they let Diaz have it.
Check it out:
This is disgusting, and it’s sickening to see how many men are rallying behind Joey Diaz’s derogatory comments about McKenzie Dern
Men will never understand how hard women have to fight to be taken seriously as martial artists and athletes without being reduced to their body parts and hypersexualised #misogyny #InternationalWomenDay2018 #ufc
Men who laugh at such comments are also part of the problem. You are all perpetuating a culture that views women as sexual objects, reduced to their bodies. This is dangerous in that it creates an entitlement to women’s bodies that results in sexual violence #ufc #IWD18
In terms of the fight world, this just goes to show that we, as female athletes, are constantly having to assert ourselves as human beings worthy of respect both in the #octagon and in the club/gym. Apparently men still struggle to even give us our humanity and dignity. #ufc