The tweet comes just two weeks after Diaz agreed to the bout,
which comes on the heels of a two-fight losing streak. Strange
timing for a cancelation, but FOX Sports did confirm that his high
school, Tokay in Lodi, California, has their 10-year reunion set
for the same night as his bout.
So could he really be bowing out of the match for some cold hors
d’oueuvres, cheap beer, and the chance to torment some former
bullies? Unlikely. For one thing, we’re guessing Diaz
didn’t have anyone antagonizing him around the hallways.
For another, there’s this: his manager Mike Kogan told FOX
Sports he was fairly certain Diaz would be in Las Vegas on the
night in question.
“He was probably screwing around,” Kogan said,
adding that Diaz hadn’t mentioned anything to him about the
Let’s hope it was a joke. If the two do meet, it will be
for the third time. Diaz defeated Maynard during tournament
competition on The Ultimate Fighter, winning by guillotine while
less than three years later, Maynard squeezed out a split-decision.