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.”
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.