Over the weekend, UFC president Dana White said lightweight Nate Diaz had turned down a fight against up-and-comer Khabib Nurmagomedov. Diaz was quick to respond calling White "full of sh*t." His manager Mike Kogan followed up saying the UFC refused to meet their conditions and the promotion was to blame for the fight not happening.
Kogan further explained that Diaz was looking for a fight against Anthony Pettis when the champ returns from injury later this year. However, Diaz took to Twitter on Monday night saying the opposite:
Im not waiting for a title shot Ill fight tomorrow....— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 14, 2014
A title shot for Diaz at this point seems unlikely. In his last opportunity at 155 lb. gold, Diaz was beaten in a one-sided decision by then champion Ben Henderson. Since then has gone 1-1 in his two fights in 2013. For the first time in his career he was knocked out by Josh Thomson, but he recovered with a KO of his own against Gray Maynard in the fall.
For now, both Khabib and Diaz are left without opponents for their next fights.