Earlier this month Nick Diaz was re-signed to the UFC and given quite possibly the biggest fight of his career on Superbowl weekend coming against the former UFC Middleweight Champion and who most enthusiasts consider the greatest of all time in the sport of MMA, Anderson Silva.
But what about his brother?
Nate Diaz (17-9) was the winner of the Ultimate Fighter Season 5 and 12 of his 19 UFC fights he has won fight bonuses.
He’s tangled with 8 fighters currently ranked in the top 15 of the UFC and he’s tied with Kenny Florian and Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir with the most submission victories in the UFC at 8.
But like his brother Nick, he’s stubborn, outspoken and enjoys green.
He also enjoys money and has been holding out from signing with the UFC until he can make like Bob Barker and make sure the price is right.
But this weekend after UFC Fight Night Macao and all the dust had settled for the event, Dana White took detailed where he was and where Nate was on when the lightening lightweight would be signed.
The results weren’t positive.
“I took everybody out for the TUF 20 finale. It was a very, very, very rough night. A lot of damage was done that night. But Nate and I got together that night and talked, and we’re going to get together when I get back into the country. Physically it was a pretty crazy night. Crazy fun night. But Nate and I got to spend some quality time together. You know, we were out having fun, we talked business for a little while. We got together in a room, and where he is and where we are, we’re not even close. He’s just got something in his head and we’ve got something else in our head.”
Nate hasn’t fought in the UFC since 2013 where he last defeated Gray Maynard via TKO in the first round in somewhat of a trilogy ending showdown at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 18 in November.