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Monday, 09/30/2013, 12:59 pm

Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

By Evan Stoumbelis

Nate Diaz’ manager Mike Kogan spoke to about Nate’s controversial tweet in which he said he’d be unable to fight Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale because of his high school reunion.

Kogan said Nick meant he wanted to fight Maynard in their rubber match two weeks later at the UFC on Fox 9 card which takes place in Sacramento California.

“It has nothing to do with the reunion or not reunion. He would like to see if he could fight on the Sacramento card. It’s only two weeks later. It’s closer to his house; it’s like fighting in your backyard with more fans. That’s really what it’s about.”

The Ultimate Fighter 18 finale takes place on November 30th in Las Vegas whereas the UFC on Fox 9 card takes place two weeks later on December 14th in Sacramento California, much closer to Diaz’ hometown of Stockton.

Maynard an Diaz have met twice before in the Octagon. First on season 5 of the Ultimate Fighter when Diaz submitted Maynard. Then 3 years later he dropped a split decision to Maynard.

Diaz is on a two fight losing streak, losing to former champion Benson Henderson and most recently Josh Thomson. Maynard on the other hand is coming off a knockout loss to TJ Grant.


16 Responses to “Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    I don’t know he doesn’t seem totally interested in fight Gray again…

  2. SPARTA says:

    I just wish that these brothers would disappear… It’s always complicated with them… I always thought a fight was a fight!

    Obviously I don’t have 20/20 vision since I don’t carry my battles in a cage… Without mentioning not having to earn a living off of fighting. 😉

    But if by chance any of these fighters became champs, In my humble opinion they would be a disgrace to the sport and probably spoil all their long awaited earnings.

  3. mike fightfan says:

    should just fire both diaz brothers and their sister ronda, so you can make room for real fighters.

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