Nate Diaz suspended for gay slur about Bryan Caraway's bonusPosted on May 16, 2013, 06:23 PM by Mike Drahota
When news broke yesterday that UFC Bantamweight Bryan Caraway would be awarded with the UFC 159 SOTN bonus after Pat Healy's suspension for marijuana use, the debate over THC continued on. Did Healy truly deserve to lose the $130,000 in bonuses just for socially using marijuana? Many seemed to think not, but Healy himself acknowledged that he knew the rules that were set forth. He admitted his mistake in an official statement, and will accept his punishment.
Today, however, a certain outspoken fighter has taken offense to the strange saga. Nate Diaz took to Twitter to express his feelings about Caraway's bonus in quite the offensive way:
I feel bad for Pat Healy that they took a innocent mans money and I think the guy who took the money is the biggest Fag in the world ..— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 16, 2013
Quite the polarizing comments that are sure to draw the ire of many, something the harshly criticized Diaz may not have needed. Initially, Dana White had the following to say on the subject:
"We are going to fine, suspend or cut him. One or two of those three will happen." -via MMA Fighting
The UFC has suspended Diaz for violating their now well-known code of conduct, and officially clarified their action with a statement:
"We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz’s comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization. Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided."
What do you make of Diaz's harsh comments? Will this spell the end of his tenure with the UFC?