Nate Diaz denies turning down Nurmagomedov fight


Saturday night, UFC president Dana White was talking football with fans on Twiter when one asked him about a potential fight between Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

@TeamKhabib @danawhite @NateDiaz209 all want to see this fight!

White replied promptly

Dana White ‏@danawhite
@EDLEZGIN @TeamKhabib Nate turned the fight down

Shortly afterwards, Diaz posted this.

Nathan Diaz ‏@NateDiaz209
F U Pay Me

And then Nate Diaz got all Nate Diaz on the situation.

Nathan Diaz @NateDiaz209
@danawhite @ufc are full of shit I didn't turn down anything ...

Khabib responded promptly.

Khabib Nurmagomedov  @TeamKhabib
@NateDiaz209 @danawhite If you not scared, let's fight!!

Then Nate's new manager Mike Kogan told MMAMania that his fighter was offered the fight, but that the camp's condtions were not met.

"Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone," said Kogan. "There are conditions that we asked for that were turned down by the UFC, so the fight didn't happen."

In an interview with MMAFighting, Kogan provided further details.

"We asked for Nate's contract to be redone," said Kogan. "The UFC turned it down. We asked for a change to his contract, and changes to when the fight takes place. They said no and we said no thanks. This is supposed to be a professional sport, but then this resorts to these Twitter wars. This isn't a street fight, it's a professional sport. If it's a street fight and they want to see who the better man is they know where the f--- Nate is, and then we can see who is the better man."


tags: UFC   Dana White   Nate Daiz   Khabib Nurmagomedov (detail)  


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1/15/14 7:52 AM by Internettufguy

Because most couldn't get a job at McDonalds so they have no concept of how business works.

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1/14/14 6:48 AM by MisterHawkeMMA

A fighter signed a deal. Got matched-up with a fighter that most people think will destroy him... and now he wants additional money to take the fight. Yall are ok with this why?

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1/13/14 9:43 PM by april warrior

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1/13/14 6:45 PM by Ep32nv

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1/13/14 6:41 PM by time traveling 12er

So basically it's all just coming down to semantics as usual.  The UFC offers a fight, nate's team turns out initial offer and counters, the UFC says no to the counter.  Both sides can claim the other side turned down the fight.  DW says "No one wants to fight Khabib", which at that point is a statement of fact.  He's trying to sign a fight for the guy but people keep turning it down for whatever reason.  Nate takes it personaly and responds on twitter.  Says he wants more money.  Bitches on the internet explode in drama filled posts. People complain about the UFC not trying to build fighters, but lookie here.  They have a young fighter that they can't get fights for and they subtley suggest that he's too dangerous of a fight for anyone.  Trying to use a bad situation to pump up a fighter.  A promoter trying to promote.

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1/13/14 6:41 PM by Carma

So what im gathering is Nate called out Pettis, saying he and Gil were the best 155ers, Pettis says he would love to fight Nate afterward and now Kogan is using that to try and leverage a new 1 fight win streak contract, with an undeserving title shot....... then, Kogan said he’s had to deal with critics who say Diaz is afraid to fight.“So now we’re forced to defend ourselves,” he said. “I thought these kind of conversations were kept between us in private. We asked for a new contract. They said, ‘Not after one win. That’s not happening.’ OK, cool, we’ll turn down this fight, which is our right to do, according to our contract. I don’t know how this turns into, everybody is scared to fight Khabib.”