Nate Diaz is not holding back, not that he ever would, though.
The UFC superstar took to Twitter today to call out the hypocrisy by the company that has simultaneously made him a megastar and screwed him over at the same time.
It’s shit like this why I need to get the fuck out of the sorry ass UFC. Didn’t you guys suspend nick for 5 years and fine me hella money for a vape pen?! Now you’re reaping the benefits. I hope nobody buys this bullshit 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼🖕🏼 pic.twitter.com/I3yPB9uJT9
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 20, 2022
Diaz mentioned that he didn’t want fans to buy the NFTs because the UFC had suspended his brother Nick for five years in the past and fined himself a large sum for vaping at an event.
According to MMAFighting.com, these accounts aren’t exactly accurate. According to an MMAFighting.com article, “he was not fined or suspended by the promotion for his use of a vape pen at a post-fight press conference for UFC 202; the promotion’s anti-doping partner, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, investigated the matter and ultimately decided to issue him a warning. Later, USADA modified its policies to essentially eliminate marijuana as a punishable offense. The Nevada Athletic Commission, which regulated Diaz’s rematch with Conor McGregor, also did not sanction him.”
As for his older brother, Nick, he did receive a hefty five year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission for having multiple marijuana offenses, however his fine was later reduced after a large amount of public outcry. Nick Diaz fought in 2021 for the first time since 2015.
Diaz also stated in his tweet that he hopes nobody buys the NFTs of him and his brother, presumably since he didn’t want the UFC to profit off of it. However, according to MMAFighting.com, “profits from the promotion’s UFC Strike NFT cards are reportedly to be split 50/50 with the athletes,” which would mean that Diaz would actually profit off of people buying the NFTs.
As of late, Nate Diaz has been at odds with the UFC. He’s been publicly begging for both a fight with Dustin Poirier or to be released from his contract. All of Diaz’s requests have been met with mostly silence from the UFC.