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Nate Diaz: I’m getting my boxing license because UFC put me on the shelf

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Have the tables been turned back the other way?

Fighter see, fighter do.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Nate Diaz, who moonlights as a welterweight attraction when the opportunity presents itself, claims to have been shelved by the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after splitting a pair of fights against reigning 155-pound kingpin Conor McGregor.

“I know what this is: I’m being put on the shelf,” Diaz told Los Angeles Times. “That’s why I’m trying to get a boxing license.”

There are worse ways to kill 10 months.

“Nate said the only fight he wants is Conor,” UFC President Dana White retorted. “I haven’t heard a word from him [since August]. Usually when guys want a fight, they call.”

Publicity stunt?

Pfffft. White should already know by now, that’s how they roll in the 209.

Diaz (19-11), currently ranked No. 6 at 155 pounds, turned away Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 15 prior to hitting the jackpot, one that White speculated might keep the wily slugger on a permanent vacation.

Considering the kind of vacations Diaz takes, that might not be such a bad thing.

Source:: mma mania