Dana White Not Caving to Nate Diaz’s Complaints: ‘Nate Can Sit Out for as Long as He Wants To’

July 16, 2014

Nate DiazFor whatever reason, the Diaz brothers continue their freeze on working with the UFC in making anything happen with their fight careers. But not only are they not currently fighting, they occasionally take digs at the UFC and other fighters under contract.

Prime example: Nate Diaz on Tuesday took a shot at UFC Fight Night 45 headliner Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on Twitter.

“Some people just suck way too much #UFCd**k …” wrote Diaz. “An they where cowboy hats.”

UFC president Dana White, as part of his weekly check-in on UFC.com on Tuesday, rebuffed Diaz’s comment about Cerrone, shrugging off the Stocktonian’s continued refusal to fight when asked even though he and his brother are still under contract.

“Nate can do whatever he wants to do. Nate can sit out and not suck any UFC whatever, for as long as he wants to. Who cares? He’s a grown man,” said White.

“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.”

Both Diaz brothers have been complaining for several months about the paydays afforded by their UFC contracts, sitting on the sidelines, while other fighters continue to move along in their stead.

It’s not a strategy that seems to be having much impact on White.

“Nate wants to talk about making money, but there’s only one way to make money, and that’s fighting,” he said.

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