Nate Diaz says he's skipping TUF 18 Finale – for high school reunion


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nate-diaz-21.jpgNate Diaz has some unfinished business – with high school.

It’s hard to imagine the UFC lightweight was voted anything other than “Most Likely to Smash Your Face at the Slightest Provocation,” but he’s apparently got enough school spirit to make his 10-year reunion.

A fight with Gray Maynard on the same night can wait.

Today, Diaz tweeted that he totally can’t make it to The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale to fight the two-time lightweight title challenger, because, we guess, he’s got some awkward conversations to make. Maybe he just wants to pin the corsage he never did.

Or maybe he’s a really good dancer.

“ive gotta high school reuinion i have to tend too…,” wrote the 28-year-old Diaz, who probably wasn’t a member of speech and debate at Tokay High School in Stockton, Calif.

Diaz isn’t exactly like Martin Q. Blank in that his day job involves killing people, but he is sort of a hitman for the UFC, dispatching the under-talented for fistfuls of cash. Unfortunately, he’s had a couple of bad days on the job in the recent past. He fell short on points to now-former champ Benson Henderson and then got knocked out for the first time in his career in a fight with Josh Thomson.

The fight with Maynard is a perfect opportunity to get back in the running. It’s actually a rubber match after their first meeting on “The Ultimate Fighter 5? went to Diaz and a rematch at UFC Fight Night 20 went to “The Bully.”

At this point, it’s unclear what the UFC thinks of Diaz’s plans. Diaz does have the blessing of his manager, who tweeted this to MMAjunkie.com when asked if the fighter would really skip out on a fight to see just how ripped he is compared to his classmates: “He did get invited.”

Stay tuned. The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale takes place Nov. 30 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on FOX Sports 1.

For more on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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