Nate Diaz wants to fight Tyron Woodley, but his price demand the fight is too high for the UFC.
Diaz’s boxing coach, Richard Perez, told Submission Radio that Diaz wants $15 million to fight Woodley, and the UFC doesn’t plan on meeting those demands. Diaz wanted $30 million for his third match with Conor McGregor.
“The UFC doesn?t want to give Nathan the money,” Perez said. “15 million. Easy. Cause, I mean, he?s a star right now. McGregor can?t even fight right now, he got suspended. And Woodley?s trying to fight everybody. They?re being too greedy with the money right now, it?s hurting a lot of fighters.
“They?re gonna probably make, oh gosh, pay-per-view is going to be just out there because they?re curious on what Nathan?s going to do with Woodley. I mean, he?s got the belt. So what? The belt don?t mean nothing anymore. It?s about who you?re fighting (if you want) to make the money. So they?re making big money, they?re pocketing a lot of it. You guys know it too. Oh gosh, it?s ridiculous.”
As a result, Woodley and Diaz won’t be fighting at UFC 219. Woodley called Diaz “scared” to fight him.
Diaz is looking for the big money after splitting his last two fights with McGregor, but it doesn’t appear as if the UFC wants to give him a huge deal for a fight.
(h/t MMA Mania)