The Ultimate Fighting Championshiphas suspended Nate Diaz indefinitely for posting a controversial tweet on Thursday.

"We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz's comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization," the UFC stated in an official release. "Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation, and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided."

Diaz’s tweet focused on the UFC’s decision to rescind Pat Healy’s UFC 159 bonus money after the veteran lightweight tested positive for marijuana. “Bam Bam” earned both “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” honors totaling $130,000 for his third-round submission of Jim Miller on April 27.

Healy recently told that his victory has been changed to a no-contest and that he has been suspended by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for 90 days. UFC President Dana White recently announced that bantamweight Bryan Caraway would instead receive the UFC 159 submission bonus in light of Healy’s test results.

“I feel bad for Pat Healy that they took [an] innocent man’s money, and I think the guy who took the money is the biggest f-g in the world,” Diaz wrote.

Diaz becomes the second UFC fighter in as many months to be suspended for breaching the UFC’s code of conduct. Heavyweight Matt Mitrione was reprimanded in April after calling transgender fighter Fallon Fox a “lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

While NAC's punishment is overly harsh, Nick Diaz isn't blameless

  • 22 days ago

The Nevada Athletic Commission unjustly suspended Nick Diaz for half a decade today, but eight years of dealing with him may be at least part of the reason for an obvious overreaction. You probably k read news >>

Nick Diaz's attorney to appeal 5 year ban issued by 'kangaroo court' NAC

  • 22 days ago

The attorney for suspended UFC star Nick Diaz says he plans to appeal the effectively career-ending ban issued by the Nevada Athletic Commission for violating their marijuana use policy. One of the t read news >>

Fighters React to Nick Diaz’ Five-Year Suspension Via Twitter

  • 22 days ago

Fighters took to Twitter to react to Nick Diaz being suspended for five years and given a hefty fine by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday for testing positive to marijuana. read news >>

Nick Diaz suspended 5 years for marijuana use at UFC 183

  • 22 days ago

Nick Diaz was handed a harsh punishment by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in today's hearing. Bloody Elbow has the full coverage of Diaz's suspension. In a lengthy NAC hearing that spanned over read news >>

MMA community reacts to Nick Diaz's NSAC hearing, five-year suspension

  • 22 days ago

Nick Diaz received a five-year suspended and $165,000 fine for failed drug tests around his UFC 183 bout with Anderson Silva. The outrage to Diaz’s punishment was united throughout the MMA community. read news >>

Nick Diaz Suspended 5 Years for Failed Drug Tests: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 22 days ago

UFC fighter Nick Diaz has been fined $165,000 and suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because of multiple failed drug tests. USA Today's John Morgan reported the news Mon read news >>

Open Letter to the NSAC concerning the hearing of Nick Diaz

  • 22 days ago

Connor Ruebusch of Bloody Elbow pens an open letter to the heads of the Commission that suspended UFC fighter Nick Diaz for a failed test for marijuana. To Whom It May Concern, I followed Nick Diaz's read news >>

Nick Diaz suspended five years for failed UFC 183 drug test

  • 22 days ago

In a shocking decision, the Nevada Athletic Commission voted Monday to place Nick Diaz on a five-year suspension for a failed UFC 183 drug test for marijuana metabolites. The verdict was passed unani read news >>

Nick Diaz fined $165,000, suspended five years by NSAC for UFC 183 positive drug test

  • 22 days ago

Team Diaz, however, is likely to appeal. Might wanna pump the brakes on that Anderson Silva rematch. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) summoned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight read news >>

Diaz suspended 5 years for marijuana use at UFC 183

  • 22 days ago

The NAC hands Nick Diaz a suspension of 5 years as well as 33% of his $500,000 purse, in a heated disciplinary meeting. In a lengthy NAC hearing that spanned over three hours, Nick Diaz was handed a read news >>