Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and part-time welterweight, Nate Diaz, made so much money fighting Conor McGregor back in 2016 that he may never return to mixed martial arts (MMA).
And his former agents want a piece of it.
But for reasons not yet ascertained, they filed a lawsuit against the Stockton slugger in the state of Texas, and Judge Jane J. Boyle gave it the heave-ho because Diaz hasn’t competed in “The Lone Star State” and the Dallas County District Court insists it has no reason to rule for or against him.
Hopefully that ruling doesn’t influence this decision.
The Ballengee Group claims Diaz issued them a pink slip right after successfully negotiating the Diaz-McGregor rematch at UFC 202, leaving them without a piece of the estimated $2 million pie, plus bonuses and points.
“We are very pleased the Court dismissed the case because Nate has not fought in Texas and the case should not have been filed in Texas,” Diaz’s attorney Jeremiah Reynolds said in a statement (via MMA Fighting).
Something tells me we haven’t heard the last of this.