Nate Diaz’s manager Mike Kogan told Submission Radio that the talks between the UFC and Nate Diaz’s camp have been rocky at best.
We all know the drama. Diaz says he’s not making enough money and the UFC says he’s not a big money player and doesn’t bring in viewers. His brother Nick can spike the ratings like a football almost all of the time. In the latest installment of “Diaz Dynasty” Nate’s manager lets it all hang out and gives their side of the story.
“No, right now nobody’s talking to anybody”, said Kogan. “I mean, Dana made it very clear that Nate should be happy with what he has and he doesn’t see any reason to even discuss it, he’s not really as popular as I guess we believe he is, and that was that… we just kind of stopped there. So right now no, nobody’s talking to anybody. Dana said Nate had the lowest rated fight in FOX history which is not true, that was Demetrious Johnson. I don’t hold grudges, it’s whatever.”
It’s well known that Dana himself has been wrapped up in some of the biggest disputes of all time. Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, and the entire free world come to mind. Kogan believes the same and finished strong.
“Dana probably holds grudges, he probably doesn’t really like me very much but what can I do? Nothing I can do about it. This thing, it wasn’t supposed to be played out in the media. I mean, we tried to have a private conversion a long time ago, and instead of having it, UFC started trashing Nate to media, saying he’s turning down fights, and he’s afraid, and this that and whatever, to which we responded. Now it’s like Jerry Springer. If you’re gonna be out there trashing my guy, then I’m gonna say something. I’m not just gonna be sitting back like ‘oh yeah you know, we’re so blessed to be breathing this air.’ There are fighters out there, you know like ‘Cowboy,’ and he’s all like ‘well you know, they can just sit around and bitch all they want, I’ll just keep fighting every two days and make all the money in the world.’ Why would you want to do that If you can make the same amount of money fighting three times a year? I mean, do you really enjoy getting punched in the face that much? It’s just like, I don’t know, it doesn’t make any sense.”