Most recently, the UFC removed Nate from their rankings due to "inactivity." This happened in a ranking system that saw Dominick Cruz left as an active fighter despite years of inactivity due to injury -- among other similar cases.
Tonight, at the start of the UFC 173 bout between Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger, Nate tweeted, "Hey remember 2 months ago @ufc offered me jake ellenburger fight but he turned it down and they asked me to keep it quiet #idontgiveafuck."
If this is true, it's unlikely to make discussions more productive between Diaz, manager Mike Kogan and the UFC.
Diaz won his most recent fight, a brilliant TKO of Gray Maynard at the halfway point of the first round at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.