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Dana White: 'Who cares? Nate Diaz can sit out for the rest of his career'

The Las Vegas fight boss has seemingly heard enough petulance from The 209.

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Even though he has not fought since Nov. 2013 (per his choice), Nate Diaz has always found a way to stay in the headlines.

Mainly because of his ongoing feud with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which mostly centers around pay (or lack thereof). When he's not voicing his displeasure with his employer, Diaz is taking pot shots at his colleagues who are competing ... or who just so happen to have fights coming up.

His latest spotlight-stealing moment came yesterday (July 15, 2014) when he took a not-so subtle shot at a certain cowboy hat-wearing fighter who he thinks sucks "too much UFC dick."

Company president Dana White caught wind of Diaz's comments and offered up his response to UFC's "The Download."

Check it out:

"Nate can do whatever he wants to do. Nate can sit out and not suck any UFC whatever, for as long as he wants to. Who cares, he's a grown man. Sit out for as long as you want, sit out the rest of your career, it's your decision. But to start making fun of guys who actually like to fight, and guys who go out there and put on unbelievable fights and people love to see him? (Cowboy) steps up and does what he does. People love Cowboy Cerrone. Nate wants to talk about making money, but there's only one way to make money, and that's fighting."

Indeed, when it comes to fighting, perhaps no one does it more than Cerrone, who has fought an astounding 13 times inside the Octagon since making his promotional debut in June 2011. In fact, five of those bouts came in his first year with the promotion alone, which includes a unanimous decision loss to Diaz at UFC 141.

"Cowboy" will make his third appearance of 2014 inside the eight-walled cage tonight (July 16, 2014) when he takes on Jim Miller in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45 from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It's all part of his master plan to compete six times this year to keep his bank account afloat.

As for Diaz, there's no telling when he'll make his return to the cage ... if ever. According to White, he couldn't care less of that day ever comes.

But, if Diaz thinks the Zuffa-owned promotion will just let him walk away from the company to fight somewhere else while he still owes them fights, he has another thing coming -- like a potentially long and grueling fight outside the Octagon and inside a court room.

Just ask Randy Couture.

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