White: Nate ready to fight, Nick's not


Neither Nate nor Nick Diaz currently has a fight scheduled in the UFC. Nate recently argued that his contract was "completely f---ed up." Nick says he will only fight for $500,000 or a title shot.

UFC president Dana White had addressed both concerns, saying Nick happily signed the supposedly "f---ed up" contract, and is obligated to fight, and that with back to back losses, Nick was not in line for a title shot, or, presumably $500,000.

Nate was in Baltimore Saturday night to corner Yancy Medeiros in his losing effort vs. Jim Miller at UFC 172. At the post-fight press conference, White was asked if he had spoken to Diaz over the weekend?

"I didn't, no," said White. "I think Joe Silva did and Nate said he's ready to fight, so, he told Joe to call him."

White was also asked if he had been in contact with with Nick.

"No Nick. No Nick," said White. "Nick's got a lot of money, man. I think Nick's just going to kick back until he has to fight."

When MMAJunkie reached out to Nate's manager Mike Kogan about White's remark that he was ready to fight, and received an ambiguous reply.

“I don’t have a clue what that means, but he’s always ready to fight,” said Kogan. “But we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”

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Sir Psycho Sexy site profile image  

4/28/14 12:17 AM by Sir Psycho Sexy

Feed TJ Grant to Nate.

Intergalactic site profile image  

4/28/14 12:15 AM by Intergalactic

Diaz vs GSP was a much easier sell compared to Condit vs GSP because Diaz is GSP's antithesis. GSP was this great champion who's also classy, well-mannered and respectful. Diaz was his complete opposite. Obviously people will pay to see GSP put a beating on this annoying, unproven schmuck. The drama and hype behind that fight was just there.Can Diaz say that he's a nightmare for Hendricks in the standup and a legitimate threat in the bottom (which I believe he is) and have people care about it now as much as they did for the GSP fight? Nick against anyone not GSP is a much lesser draw than his fans seem to have convinced themselves he is.

dubate site profile image  

4/27/14 11:36 PM by dubate

He was coming off of a loss. Condit won that fight, so why was Diaz able to out draw him fighting the same opponent by 200,000 buys? Yes it was the high point of Nick's career, it was also 20,000 buys away from being the high point of GSP's career.

dubate site profile image  

4/27/14 11:32 PM by dubate

Once again with this "couple of years" bullshit. It's been 2 fights. A lot of which was spent suspended for having a negligible amount of inactive cannabis metabolites in his system. I do have a couple of questions about the Condit fight though. If it wasn't a poor showing from Condit, why did he apologize for it at the post fight press conference? How many Condit fans have sat down and watched that fight repeatedly? I don't know any Condit fans that talk about that fight as a "signature" Carlos fight. If you want someone to become a Condit fan, would that be a fight you would show them?A similar fight would be Machida v Henderson. With the exception that Lyoto always fights like that. So my question to you would be since Dan did fuck all in that fight was it because he lacked the skill to do anything but walk forward with his right hand cocked back to his ear or because he just chose not to? Or is it perhaps very difficult to have a fight when one person does their best to ensure that a fight doesn't occur?

Intergalactic site profile image  

4/27/14 11:16 PM by Intergalactic

The thing about Nick Diaz drawing that many with GSP was that Nick had this hype of being a dangerous opponent for GSP. That was the key selling point behind that fight. Why anyone would suddenly think Diaz can draw anywhere near that without the GSP dynamic is ridiculous. That was the highest point of Nick's career, and his performance in that fight exposed him as just another hyped up pretender. The fact that he retired after the fight clearly shows that he himself thinks that.

ShowtimeWreckedMyLeever site profile image  

4/27/14 11:11 PM by ShowtimeWreckedMyLeever

The reason it matters that nick hasn't won in 2.5 years is because of how much has changed in that time. Nick doesn't hold a win vs a guy who has mattered in the division in over 2 years. That's what it boils down to. Relevance. - and right now, nick is not.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

4/27/14 10:54 PM by hendofanforlife

There was no poor showing from condit and diaz marching slowly forward gesturing and posing means fuck all. Nick had 25 minutes to adjust to condits gameplan. he chose not to or doesn't posses the skill to. Then he looked even worse against gsp than most expected.  Hos biggest huggers said he looked off and were also disappointed in nicks performance. Lets not pretend he's been even the slightest bit impressive in a couple years. Why is he fighting so infrequently? Because hes chosen to waste the prime of his career with a misguided sense of entitlement Dont hold your breath for nick to get more money or released. Dana will keep offering him fights for his current contract pay

I LOVE DIAZ  (no homo) site profile image  

4/27/14 10:30 PM by I LOVE DIAZ (no homo)

great post dubate, sometimes I get tired of regurgitating the same thing over and over to these guys. so I'm glad you did it so eloquently this time.

Dr Schopenhauer site profile image  

4/27/14 8:38 PM by Dr Schopenhauer

Not a bad ide

Dr Schopenhauer site profile image  

4/27/14 8:38 PM by Dr Schopenhauer

Idea not IDE


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