The UFC operates to its own set of morals and principles, which is why so many mega-stars leave their ranks with a sour taste in their mouth.
Nate Diaz recently came out with a decent rant about fighter pay, asking once again for a pay increase or a release. To that the UFC boss denied either and during a recent media luncheon dove further into the discussion with the following.
“I don’t dislike Nate Diaz. But there are some people who do things the right way and some people who do things the wrong way, and Nate Diaz is a textbook example of doing things the wrong way.”
“Nate Diaz had his opportunities. And he lost to Ben Henderson and he got stopped by Josh Thomson. Those were his opportunities to win that belt, or get back to the belt, and make Justin Beiber money, as he put it. He didn’t win. He didn’t win. The kids’ making 60/60. That’s $120,000. If you fight three times a year, that’s pretty damn good money. Time to get back to work, Nate. Get back to work.”
“If the Diaz brothers want to sit out for the next few years and not fight, they’re absolutely, 100 percent, it’s their right to do that. They can keep turning down fights and they can keep sitting out, but I just don’t know how they’re getting money, I don’t know how they’re doing their taxes, I don’t know how you’re going to break off a little bit for your mom for her house if you’re not working. I’d rather not go to fucking work either. If someone wants to pay me to not work, I’ll take it. That’s not how it works.”