Cody Garbrandt may not be fighting at UFC 213, but 'No Love' could end up squaring off against bodybuilder Matthew Kline Kader, who has 121k followers on Twitter.
Things kicked off between Garbrandt and Kader during an exchange with T.J. Dillashaw. Garbrandt, who was supposed to be defending his bantamweight title against Dillashaw at UFC 213, was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury and told his ex-teammate to wait until he returns back to full health instead of opting to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
Would you rather see @MightyMouseUFC headline Seattle and fight Me or @tazmexufc ?— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) May 24, 2017
Wait to fight me?? It's out of my control with my injury, sorry you are desperate for the money to finish your house, I'll be soon! https://t.co/cv6vrXWEsZ— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 24, 2017
That's when Kader, who goes by the nickname 'Shallow King', interjected and called Garbrandt a 'bitch' for 'backing out' of his fight against Dillashaw.
@Cody_Nolove How you gonna run your little mouth off when you're the bitch backing out of the fight? Just be quiet little man and go heal your back up.— Matthew Kline Kader™ (@Shallowking) May 24, 2017
Things escalated from there, and Kader promised to fly from Las Vegas to Sacramento on June 25 to challenge Garbrandt at Team Alpha Male (TAM).
@Cody_Nolove What a shameful little pus talking shit on twitter. I'd smash your midget ass in person. Youd pull out of a street fight with a back injury— Matthew Kline Kader™ (@Shallowking) May 24, 2017
6700 Folsom blvd Sacramento, California come through, let me know if you need me to book you a flight! https://t.co/u7r1U7mdSM— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 25, 2017
I'm gonna show up to his gym with a camera crew and prove he's a bitch! He made the biggest mistake of his life. That's a promise— Matthew Kline Kader™ (@Shallowking) May 25, 2017
Ok mother fucker I just called out ur bluff. See you June 25 u little bitch. U called out the wrong dude, i'm from the streets @Cody_Nolove pic.twitter.com/iWMJFNNwMB— Matthew Kline Kader™ (@Shallowking) May 25, 2017
Kader also promised to make an example of TAM coach, Justin Buchholz.
Aye Twitter who wants to see me tea bag this guy that is legit his profile pic. #nuffsaid #cornyoverload @Shallowking pic.twitter.com/zCnXLX7dfC— Justin Buchholz (@JustinBuchholz) May 26, 2017
When I show up at team alpha fail June 25th should Garbrandt be fighting me or his dad (coach)— Matthew Kline Kader™ (@Shallowking) May 26, 2017
@Shallowking @Cody_Nolove You show up im kicking your ass, your camera crews asses and your mom's. #bitch— Justin Buchholz (@JustinBuchholz) May 25, 2017
@JustinBuchholz @Cody_Nolove Ok BITCH. I guess we'll see if I'm trolling when that date arrives. The world will see the coward Cody is when u try 2 fight his battles.— Matthew Kline Kader™ (@Shallowking) May 26, 2017
The 'International Boss', Kader, also uploaded a fight poster to Instagram, promising to keep his word on June 25.
Some idiots are saying I'm not gonna show up but I have already booked my flight so your theory is irrelevant. You think cause I'm not in the UFC I can't fight? Think I'm going to let another man, a tatted up goof call me a BITCH? You think I'm scared? I'm not scared of GOD let alone a man. I'm the king and I don't play like that. June 25th I'm coming teach this fucker a lesson. We will be steaming on IPPV for $9.99 and we will see if Garbrandt shows up! KaderVsGarbrandt.cleeng.com _
As cringe-worthy as this situation is, it will be interesting to see if any video footage emerges on June 25, the date Kader promises 'smash' Garbrandt.
Garbrandt is currently nursing a back injury and is expected to return to the UFC sometime in the fall.