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Nate Diaz Suspended Indefinitely For Derogatory Tweets Towards Bryan Caraway


The disciplinarians at the Ultimate Fighting Championship are busy this month.

After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC has awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus.

Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz does not approve.

The younger Diaz brother took to Twitter to tweet his thoughts on the situation.

And in case that wasn’t enough:

UFC officials confirmed the suspension with ESPN on Thursday:

We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz’s comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization. Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided.”

Healy’s victory over Jim Miller is being changed to a no-contest and he will be suspended for 90 days. Diaz’s is suspended indefinitely, with more information likely to come in the next few days. The Diaz family is no stranger to marijuana-related offenses. Nate’s older brother Nick has been suspended twice in his career for marijuana use.

It’s worth noting that Bryan Caraway was the one who initially campaigned for $65,000 in bonus money before UFC 159, which Dana White agreed to. Caraway submitted Johnny Bedford with a guillotine choke in the third round.

It’s too bad Diaz and Caraway aren’t competing in the same weight class..

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0 Comments to Nate Diaz Suspended Indefinitely For Derogatory Tweets Towards Bryan Caraway

  1. Whatthefuck says:

    what ever happened to free speech?

    • Adrian says:

      He is free to voice his opinion.

      The company that he represents is also free to protect their brand against his outbursts. He’s an employee, and his employer sets the rules. Period.

    • BRIAN SMITH says:

      joe rogan called a female ref CUNTY and dana white says cunt all the time about people ? chael sonnen insults whole countries and silvas family and nothing, as long as it makes money for dana white freedom of speech is the key here i dont care if he does wk for ufc he has the right to his opinion .

  2. Nate says:

    He has free speech, but when you work for a company, especially one in the spotlight, obviously you have to monitor what you say to keep your position within that company. He’s not going to get arrested or persecuted for saying what he believes, but his employers have the right to discipline him for his words.

  3. William Michailoff says:

    In this sport the word Fag has nothing to do with someone’s sexual orientation and short of using the word fuckstick or cocksucker or asshat it shoud be considered a term of endearment… Bravo to you Nick 209 for life bro

  4. car dee oh says:

    Part of the Diaz brother’s draw is that they say whatever they want. Dana should relax with this, there have been far worse things said by people in the UFC. Diaz will release a statement in a couple of days saying how he didn’t mean it like that, he obviously didn’t mean to offend any homosexual people. Did no one at the UFC watch that South Park episode?! Chill out.

  5. blah says:

    1.) It’s not Dana’s call.

    2.) They DO have free speech. Are they getting thrown in jail or executed? There’s a difference between right to free speech and the words you choose in a private company that has its own “moral code”. They have the right to free speech, meaning if ppl don’t like the constraints put on them by a company they can simply leave the company and continue talking the way they want to talk.

  6. Nick Diaz Sucks says:

    Nick,

    You are such a whinny little prick.

    You have shot yourself in the foot numerous times. You could have been great, but everyone will remember you for your single digit IQ and not your skill set.

    I’d tell you to go f&*^ yourself…but you don’t need my help.

    Keep up the great work!

  7. hardfugoo says:

    This is just ridiculous how the UFC can interfere with people’s lives so much. No matter whatever the contracts so about conduct, Nate still can say whatever the hell he wants. I don’t even like the guy and would be happy to see him never fight again but this is just getting ridiculous now… these guys are fighters. Not effin diplomats and politicians. I think the only people who actually care are the head honchos at Zuffa. And on the side note of Healy… it is ridiculous that they can take away his victory and not to much the money. He failed the drug test for pot for god’s sake. If anything it made him a worse fighters, i’d hate to see what he’d be like normal and unlazy and unmotivated, haha.

  8. confucius says:

    lets not forget the time dana white slurred the word FAG in an interview. Typical hypocrite bullshit as usual. I understand its the UFC having to cover their ass. I just feel lately the UFC is turning into a fucking circus act. wish it was like the way it used to be. Less events per year on PPV only, with better fights and none of the dumb shit that comes along with it since its mainstream crossover.

  9. NICK LICKS SWEATY NUTSACKS says:

    im not surprised. nick has always been hot tempered and is known for shootin off at the mouth. the diaz brothers arent liked by alot of people in the ufc. why does nick care anyways!?!? is he pat’s girlfriend?!?!?! he needs to mind his own fuckin biz. if i were white…id let him go. that would set him straight again. then he’d have to switch to wec or eco or cage rage or wxc or hes only makin 1/4 as much…and bring his head back down to mother earth. ever since he debuted on ultimate fighting championship series…he’s acted like his shit dont stink and hes the god of cage fighters.

  10. nick lick sweaty nutsacks says:

    im not surprised. nick has always been hot tempered and is known for shootin off at the mouth. the diaz brothers arent liked by alot of people in the ufc. why does nick care anyways!?!? is he pat’s girlfriend?!?!?! he needs to mind his own f’n biz. if i were white…id let him go. that would set him straight again. then he’d have to switch to wec or eco or cage rage or wxc where hes only makin 1/4 as much…and bring his head back down to mother earth. ever since he debuted on ultimate fighting championship series…he’s acted like his turds dont stink and hes the god of cage fighters.

  11. Furby8704 says:

    I’d like for a big money draw main event fighter blurt out a term at the weigh ins a day before the event and see how they would treat it hahaha

  12. joe says:

    watching bj penn highlight at 1:55 am in seattle wa(watch a different ones at the least once a day), gotta say he’s my fav fighter of all time, might stop following UFC all together now that bj penn retired, all these time i thought i was a fan of ufc/mma but i now realized i’m just a fan of bj penn, PENN NATION.

  13. God says:

    ….FAG

  14. Boring says:

    It is great to see the UFC enforce rules. Lets hope they enforce the rules for being over weight for a title fight. They should start with GSP giving up so of his earnings to Nick Diaz.

  15. Sasquatch says:

    BOOOOO!… I’m booing you Dana… BOOOOOO!

  16. Dee says:

    The fighters made the UFC not Dana or ZUFFFA. It’s the Gracies, Coutures, Liddells, BJ Penns, Rampage Jacksons that have made the UFC. I’m tired of people saying that they are employees. That’s bull. The UFC is monopolizing the market by buying out competitors and forcing fighters into ridiculous contracts. That’s a fact. They are not employees. They fighters should control his everyday life not the promoter.

  17. Dee says:

    For those who are on Nate’s case about the FAGGOT. Look up what Caraway said to warrant the rant. He’s a faggot and douche.

  18. Adam Gambuzza says:

    losing 130K for smoking a joint is BS. Marijuana isn’t a performance enhancing drug. Bring Nate back!

  19. 757 says:

    Double standard….Nate get’s punished and guys like Chael get paid. Pure bullshit

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