Nate Diaz asks Dana White for his UFC release: 'It's time for me to be on my way'

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

But will he get it?

Top welterweight striker Nick Diaz is trying to get back into Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

His brother is trying to get out.

Former lightweight number one contender, Nate Diaz, asked UFC President Dana White to grant him his unconditional release earlier today on Twitter, the latest barb from the Stockton slugger in his ongoing battle with the world's largest fight promotion.

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But where would he go?

Considering the kind of numbers that were offered to Gilbert Melendez, who trains with Diaz at the Cesar Gracie Academy along with the rest of the "Skrap Pack," most likely Bellator. But it's hard to imagine White letting the mouthy lightweight go on his merry way if it profits the competition in any way, shape, or form.

Or perhaps he's looking for a pay raise?

Though he's now managed by Mike Kogan, Gracie is still a key figure in Diaz's training camps and has already threatened to pull his fighters from UFC after "El Nino" was initially "punked" by White. Cooler heads -- also known as Lorenzo Fertitta -- prevailed and Melendez stuck around.

The same can't be said for Diaz, who wants his release in a bad way.

Should UFC give it to him?

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