Both Nick and Nate Diaz have had very public disagreements with the UFC in recent history. Both have requested new contracts, more money, or releases from their contract.
UFC President Dana White has stayed mostly quiet on the issues with them, but recently spoke to the media about it after the TUF Nations Finale:
“This is one of those situations that is going to be a sad story in a few years when you look back on it,” White told MMAjunkie. “You’re going to say they were two talented kids that had fans and had interest in fighting and they sat out.
“What people don’t realize when you’re in the moment and your time is now, guys don’t realize until it’s over. You will never make that kind of money again for the rest of your life. You should fight as much as you can possibly fight, get as popular as you can ever get and make as much money as you possibly can.”
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