Dana White: “I’m not interested in making a Nate Diaz fight until Diaz is just dying to fight”
UFC 230 was to feature the return of Nate Diaz against Dustin Poirier. However, Poirier got injured. Before that Diaz was routinely trolling his opponent on social media saying that he didn’t want to fight, or insisting that the bout be for a 165-pound title.
UFC president Dana White did not seem to like it.
“I’m not interested in making a Nate Diaz fight until Diaz is just dying to fight. We’ll offer him fights, we always offer him fights. We probably offered this kid 50 fights since he fought Conor. When he’s ready to fight, he’ll let us know.”
“He wanted a fight, we made a fight, we announced the fight, immediately he starts saying he’s not fighting,” White said. “We had a guy here in the company that was a big Nate Diaz fan, a big Nick Diaz fan and wanted to work with them. He’s not as enthusiastic as he used to be.”
Diaz has not competed since a 2016 loss to Conor McGregor.