It didn’t take long for the UFC to respond to Nate Diaz’s fairly interesting comments about the Pat Healy situation. Following in the tradition of Matt Mitrione’s colorful commentary about the transgendered community, Nate Diaz has been suspended by the UFC indefinitely and faces the potential of being fined, or cut.
“We are going to fine, suspend or cut him. One or two of those three will happen,” UFC president Dana White told Wrestling Observer publisher Dave Meltzer. White also told Meltzer the UFC would ultimately decide what will happen to Diaz when he returns from Germany on Friday morning.
White also released a statement to MMA Junkie.
“We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz’s comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization,” the statement read. “Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided.”
Inside Fights will have more as the story develops. More interesting came comments from Nate Diaz’s manager Mike Kogan to MMA Junkie as well.
“Nate voiced a personal opinion about an incident that took place involving Bryan Caraway in which he chased Dana all over Twitter to try to get a bonus, which was taken away from Pat Healy, got the bonus, and then had the nerve to go back out there and bash the guy and talk s–t about weed-smoking and how much he hates it and how it’s wrong, which was, at best, a s–t move on his side,” Kogan said.
“Guess what? The word f—-t, at least in Northern California, and where Nate is from, means bitch. It means you’re a little punk. It has nothing to do with homosexuals at all. So when Nate made the comment that he made, he didn’t make it in reference to homosexuals or calling Caraway a homosexual. He just said it was a bitch move.”