White to Diaz Brothers: ‘You better play the game before the bus passes you by’
The Diaz brothers are not known for being shy about their feelings or their wants. In fact, there always seems to be some sort of issue between them and the UFC, whether it’s about getting higher-level fights or a higher pay grade. UFC President Dana White recently spoke about his feelings regarding the Diaz brothers and their demands:
“So you can sit out, talk all you want, tweet all you want, you can do whatever you want. The bus is going to pass you by, and you’re going to be sitting there going what did I do? Or maybe they won’t. They’re the kind of kids…listen, I get it, you came from the mean streets, you guys are street guys and all that cool sh–, I get it. But you got to play the game a little bit and you’ve got to do what you’re supposed to do.”
White also mentioned that when the organization tries to get a hold of them, at times it’s a little difficult:
“You can’t talk to these guys. You can’t pick up the phone and call these guys. I talked to Nick [at UFC 171 in Dallas], I offered him the [Hector] Lombard fight, he said he was interested in it and then gone, disappears. Can’t contact him again, can’t get a hold of him.
Listen, this is one of those things, life goes on. Life goes on without anybody. Presidents of countries leave, die, move on, whatever. The world moves on without you man. This is your time to make money, this is your time to do all these things, and if you just let it pass you by then that’s your decision, you’re grown men. I hear all these things, ‘we don’t know how to pay our taxes’ and ‘we don’t know how to buy houses,’ well, you’re grown men, you better f—ing figure it out quick because the bus is going to pass you by.”