Dana White Sinks Brown vs. Nate Diaz, But Willing To Book ‘Immortal’...

Dana White Sinks Brown vs. Nate Diaz, But Willing To Book ‘Immortal’ Fight With Nick


This past week, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz called out surging welterweight Matt Brown.

By way of remark, “ND-2” stated that if Brown wanted to fight a Diaz brother – Brown had made comment that he was interested in a match with Nate’s older brother Nick – he’d have to settle for him (Nate) as opposed to Nick, because “ND-1” was retired.

Tonight, the shot-caller in the discussion, UFC President Dan White, spoke up regarding Nate Diaz’s callout of Brown, and for the younger Diaz brother, White’s words were not positive.

During an interview on UFC Tonight, White stated that that a match between the lightweight Diaz and the welterweight Brown “doesn’t make any sense,” and there’s “no way in the world” it’s going to happen.

White closed out his comments by stating that if Nick Diaz were to “come out” of retirement and take the fight with the “Immortal,” that he (White) would be more than willing to “do that fight.”

White in comment:

“No, no way in the world. That fight has not been talked about, it’s not even close, (and) we’ve never even considered that fight. Nate Diaz did say that he was interested in that fight, but that fight doesn’t make sense. He fights at 155 (lightweight), has lost two of his last three fights and Brown’s on this unbelievable roll. Brown is a welterweight and has been fighting there a long time. He deserves a top contender. Listen, if Nick Diaz wants to come out and fight Brown, I’ll do that fight.”

In terms of revelation, none of this is a shock. It would be hard to see how the UFC would ever assign Nate Diaz a fight with Matt Brown. Simply put, Brown is too hot and Diaz not all. Yes, he’s a marquee name, and yes, he’s coming off of a decisive win against Grey Maynard at last November’s The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. However, as White noted, he’s only 1 – 2 in his last three fights in the class. Beyond that, Diaz’s last two outings at welterweight didn’t go well, as he suffered unanimous decision losses to Rory MacDonald and Dong Hyun Kim. In a nutshell, Nate Diaz is not up to Matt Brown’s welterweight snuff.

As to Nick Diaz, yes, Brown vs. Diaz would be a great fight. “ND-1” is an incredible fighter and one that always brings it, and never backs down. However, Diaz appears to have lost his interest in the sport and has stated that he’s only willing to come back if the money is right, and the money Diaz is looking for is a sum that the UFC isn’t likely to pay. Where White might be more than happy to offer Diaz the fight at his current (contracted) rate, it’s doubtful that he’s willing to open up the promotion’s wallet and pay Diaz what he’ll want for taking a fight with the “Immortal.”

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeBoxer Joe Boxer

    As much as I like Nate, Dana is right! Look at what just happened to the lighter Bellator champion against the aging Tito Ortiz. Nate does make more sense, Nate should get what he's asking for! Check out this video on YouTube: Shows is top level skills!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeBoxer Joe Boxer

    Lol I meant Nick should get what he's asking for*

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      That's why I like to call them "ND-1" & "ND-2." :-)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

    One of my proudest moments as an indoor pot farmer was to see Nick purchase some L.A. Confidential Kush at a club I use to vend for. Although I gave it up for personal reasons, I would gladly grow the Diaz Bros a few oz for free.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/watermelonfresh watermelon fresh

    I thought the headline read : Sink Brown vs Nick Diaz – I was thinking who and the hell is Sink Brown? Nick is now fighting low level guys? That's what happens when I am half asleep

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

    Dana: "No. No. No. Yes!"

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/griffin griffin

    dana is being a bitch. nick has lost his last 2 of 3. matt brown hasnt beaten a top 10 guy. nate is the bigger name so technically it is a step up in competition. you can beat the best in the world but if no1 knows who he is then who gives a fuck. this is entertainment he gave chael a title shot after 2 losses, brock after going 1-1. the only reason he is hating is cuz nate called him out on his pay which should be a lot higher IMO…BTW i love how the ufc is all the sudden kissing browns ass after he becomes a fan favorite, they had no problem kicking him to the curb couple years ago.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ultimatebroskyy ultimatebroskyy

    i think dana is trying to lure nick diaz back with an easy road to a title shot….Nick Diaz will not gas out like Erick Silva did, his striking is way better and his ground game is better too…he takes out the guy with a 7 win streak and hes standing in line for a title shot and a chance to renegotiate his contract or hold the belt hostage lol