Early last week, UFC president Dana White took the media by surprise by saying he had offered former Strikeforce champion, Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), a return bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC).
However, after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, White stated that the proposed Diaz vs. Machida bout won’t happen and was just a bad idea to begin with:
“Diaz didn’t turn it down. There’s other things going on with Diaz. There’s other things going on with Diaz. That was a bad idea, the Diaz-Machida thing was. I’ll throw Joe Silva under the bus again. That was Joe Silva’s idea. It was a bad idea.”