Dana White Denies Nate Diaz’s Request for UFC Release

Written by Tom Ngo
March 8th, 2014

UFC Nate Diaz

For someone who claims to “love” Twitter, UFC president Dana White doesn’t seem to be on the social media site much anymore. On Friday, White said he had no idea former lightweight top contender Nate Diaz (pictured) had requested his UFC release via the blue birded network.

“[Diaz] hasn’t called me,” White stated. “Is that how we do these things? You tweet?”

Forget about the phone call, that’s not how these youngsters communicate these days. Diaz thumbed out his desire to be let loose on Twitter.

“@ufc @danawhite I would like to request to be released from the @ufc Its time for me to be on my way .. ?” Diaz previously wrote.

Now that you know his intentions, would you honor the 28-year-old’s request?

“The answer would be no,” White flatly stated. “He just signed a new contract that he was happy with a month ago. That’s definitely not controversial for the Diaz brothers – that’s called normal.

“The crazy thing about this thing is, I actually like the Diaz brothers. Are they nutty as hell? Yes, they are. I like both of them, and they’re fun to watch fight.”

Sorry, Nate. As expected, request DENIED.

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