Dana White UFC 144UFC president Dana White is routinely present at the UFC weigh-ins and separates fighters during intense stare downs.

It’s not because White fancies himself a tough guy.  It’s because if a fighter does something out of line in the presence of the UFC figurehead there will be consequences, and that’s why he always enters the cage following a Nick or Nate Diaz fight.

“I’m always in the cage after Diaz fights,” White said following UFC on Fox 7 on April 20.

The Diaz brothers have been involved in post-fight altercations in the past, and there’s always the possibility of another one.

Most famous of the post-fight incidents came when their teammate Jake Shields defeated Dan Henderson on April 17, 2010, in the main event of a Strikeforce show in Nashville. After the fight was over, rival Jason “Mayhem” Miller entered the cage to call out Shields.  Shields’ teammates felt Miller was stealing the limelight from Shields, who had just defended his middleweight title.  An all-out brawl ensued.

“I just don’t want fights after fights,” said White.

On June 14, 2008, Nick Diaz was asked by EliteXC promoters to enter the cage and make a comment following KJ Noons’ win over Yves Edwards to promote a rematch between the two.  Noons defeated Diaz on Nov. 17, 2007, for the inaugural EliteXC lightweight championship.  The fight was stopped due to cuts Diaz received during the fight.

When he entered the cage, an altercation took place with Noons’ corner.  Nate Diaz threw a water bottle at Noons’ father, Carl.  The brothers were quickly escorted out of the cage by event security.

“I always go in there. There’s never been a Diaz fight in the UFC that I don’t go in there,” said White.

White and the UFC had no indication that there would be an altercation after Josh Thomson defeated Nate Diaz by technical knockout at UFC on Fox 7 on Saturday, but the possibility remained.

“There’s no love lost between those guys (the Diaz brothers) and AKA (American Kickboxing Academy),” explained the UFC president.

White doesn’t typically enter the Octagon following fights unless it is a title bout or the crowning of a new The Ultimate Fighter winner.

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