Nate Diaz commented on Dana White’s claim that a UFC 219 bout against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was never on the table.
The king of Stockton has spoken.
Nate Diaz on Thursday responded to UFC president Dana White’s claim that Tyron Woodley vs. Diaz at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 was never on the table. Diaz, who hasn’t fought since a majority-decision loss to current lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor, posted a video on Instagram that consisted of White’s comments from a Wednesday media scrum, as well as an old clip of him slapping the promotion head.
“Shutup bitch. Your both thirsty …. And why is u lying,” Diaz wrote in the social media post.
Shutup bitch. Your both thirsty …. And why is u lying
Woodley, the current welterweight champion, responded to White’s words, too, but even sooner. On Wednesday, “The Chosen One” said White consistently tries to demote him as the UFC’s 170-pound champ, and that the Diaz fight was on the table. The reason why the bout is not happening next month, Woodley said, is because the UFC failed to come to financial terms with Diaz.
White said on Wednesday that Woodley vs. Diaz does not make sense and was never officially offered to either fighter. He said one of the company’s lawyers casually asked Diaz if he would be interested in the matchup, and then asked Woodley, as well.
But according to both Woodley and Diaz, the bout was a serious possibility. Diaz did not comment on why the bout is not happening. According to his coach, Diaz wanted $15 million to fight Woodley.
Instead, UFC 219 will be headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg and former bantamweight queen Holly Holm. The event takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.