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Nick Diaz claims Dana White offered UFC fight to a manager who doesn't exist

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Manti Te'o's girlfriend, meet Nick Diaz's manager.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has been working diligently to get former welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz back into the Octagon, following the Stockton slugger's self-imposed retirement earlier this year.

I guess coming up short in the biggest fight of his career was enough to throw in the towel.

White even went so far as to offer the ex-Strikeforce 170-pound champion a return fight on several occasions, including just last week (details here). Unfortunately, Diaz's manager turned it down, telling the Las Vegas fight boss that his client prefers to remain on the sidelines.

There's just one problem.

Diaz claims he doesn't have a manager, according to Fighters Only. In addition, the former mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter also insists the UFC brass should already be aware of that fact. So who exactly is White talking to when it comes to contract negotiations?

Excellent question.

Cesar Gracie has been steering the ship in recent years; however, Mike Kogan recently took over the reins for Nate Diaz, Nick's younger brother, who currently has a fight booked for later this month (we think). That means we have a breakdown in communication somewhere.

Either that, or someone is not telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Your guess?