After Dana White was quoted as saying Nate Diaz wasn’t a “needle-mover” and therefore the UFC had no real incentive to renegotiate a new contract before his current one expires, Diaz’s manager, Mike Kogan took to Twitter to disagree.
While Kogan quoted actual numbers that Diaz drew on FOX and FOX Sports 1 cards, the UFC boss resorted to calling Kogan a “POS” (piece of sh*t) and “dirtbag”.
@MikeKogan hey Kogan u scumbag POS if Nate didn’t listen to ur dumb ass he wouldn’t be in this position. Quit fuckin up kids careers dirtbag
— Dana White (@danawhite) July 18, 2014
Kogan even Tweeted a link to one of White’s old interviews where he talks about how good the UFC on FOX 3 card did, when Diaz submitted Jim Miller in the main event.
— Mike Kogan (@MikeKogan) July 18, 2014
Still, White isn’t convinced. In a pre-fight scrum in Dublin on Friday, White said:
“He (Nate Diaz) seems like he’s popular when you’re looking on f–king Twitter and some website. But the numbers, the real numbers, tell the truth. We know who moves needles and who doesn’t move needles. If Nate Diaz was a massive needle mover, we’d have called him. He’d be on the phone, we’d be figuring it out and we’d work it out. He doesn’t move the needle.”