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
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
Healy recently told Sherdog.com 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
Mitrione was reprimanded in April after calling transgender
fighter Fallon Fox a
“lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.”