The latest chapter in the ongoing saga between UFC president Dana White and the Diaz brothers is in the books.
Nate Diaz, the lightweight contender who has been sitting on the sidelines since last fall, took to Twitter on Monday to take a pointed, if not necessarily erudite, swipe at the UFC and Donald Cerrone.
Some people just suck way too much UFC d–, Diaz tweeted. An they where cowboy hats.
On Tuesday, White used his platform on UFC.com to swing back at the Stockton native.
Nate can do whatever he wants to do, White said. Nate can sit out and not suck any UFC whatever, for as long as he wants to. Who cares, he’s a grown man. Sit out for as long as you want, sit out the rest of your career, it’s your decision. But to start making fun of guys who actually like to fight, and guys who go out there and put on unbelievable fights and people love to see him? [Cowboy] steps up and does what he does. People love ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.
Diaz and older brother Nick have been on the sidelines for awhile. In Nate’s case, he wants a better contract than he has; Nick Diaz has stated he is retired, although he is willing to return for the right fight at the right price.
Cerrone, who headlines Wednesday’s Ultimate Fight Night card against Jim Miller, lost to Diaz via unanimous decision at UFC 141. Cerrone has won three straight fights and earned post-fight bonuses in each. His fight with Miller will mark his third this year and his fifth in the past 11 months.
Related Fight Posts
- 2014/07/19 -- Irish boxer Katie Taylor wins Sportswoman of the month award for June
Irish boxer Katie Taylor could not contain her delight after scooping Sky’s Sportswoman of the Month award for J...
- 2014/07/04 -- Reality Submission Challenge
Bethalto, IL-- When anybody talks to promoter, Mike Griffin, about submission wrestling, they can see ...
- 2014/07/04 -- Intensity in Racine
RACINE, WI--Less than twenty four hours after his battle with Chris Lytle, just outside of St. Louis, Dave Stras...
- 2014/07/20 -- British light-welterweight: Willie Limond beats Curtis Woodhouse on points in Glasgow
It was a case of third time lucky for Willie Limond as he finally achieved his British title dream with a stylis...
- 2014/07/20 -- Fight Night Atlantic City Post Fight Bonus Recap
UFC senior Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler was joined on stage at the Fight Night Atlantic City post-f...
- 2014/07/23 -- Golovkin/Geale, Jennings/Perez New York City Media Workout Quotes
***Golovkin/Geale, Jennings/Perez New York City Media Workout Quotes***4
- 2014/07/19 -- UFC Fight Night Atlantic City Prelims: Gleison Tibau Hands Pat Healy Fourth Straight Defeat
Timely takedowns, excellent lateral movement and intermittent power punches carried Gleison Tibau to a unanimous...
- 2014/07/04 -- Ironheart Crown “Exodus”
The transition of the Illinois shows is complete. A clamp down by the Illinois boxing commis...
- 2014/07/19 -- Zurdo Ramirez: My punches land just as hard here as they do in the Western Hemisphere
Undefeated WBC/WBO #2, WBA #3, IBF #4 super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) is re...
- 2014/07/20 -- Anthony Joshua makes quick work of Matt Skelton in Liverpool
British heavyweight Anthony Joshua enjoyed another short night, stopping veteran Matt Skelton in the second roun...
- 2014/07/19 -- Eddie Bravo Mends Fences with Ralek Gracie, Declines Invite to Compete at Metamoris 4
Eddie Bravo has laid relatively low since competing against Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3 in March.