It was only a matter of time before one of the Diaz brothers spoke up about today's UFC-Reebok uniform deal, which will be implemented next July. If you placed your bets on Nate Diaz as the one to first voice displeasure in typical Diaz brother fashion, collect your winnings now. Nate tweeted this special message to the UFC and their "bitchass uniforms":
Here's for your Bitchass uniforms.. http://t.co/Fqh2bAEZKC pic.twitter.com/2rYYsOI84l— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 3, 2014
I'm sure this will go over extremely well with the UFC's higher-ups, especially considering the source.
Diaz, who fights Rafael dos Anjos next week at UFC on Fox 13, was removed from the rankings earlier this year due to "inactivity" and reportedly turning down a main event bout vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in the process. The UFC and Nate have butted heads over the latter's pay, and even after he received a new deal and signed on for the dos Anjos fight, his manager Mike Kogan revealed that they still aren't happy with his contract.
It should be noted that under this new Reebok deal, sponsorship income is distributed based on the UFC's current rankings system. Diaz was 5th when he was pulled from the rankings in May, and is currently 12th after reinstatement, which would bring him down two tiers in the new payment system.
We'll see if the UFC takes any action on Nate, who is no stranger to being punished for his behavior on Twitter.