Diaz rips Pettis for delaying fight

Thank goodness we still have one Diaz brother in the UFC.

Nate Diaz took to Twitter on Monday to rip Anthony Pettis,
calling the UFC lightweight champion a coward in a 209 kind of

“Bitching outta every other fight now?” Diaz wrote.
“Wonder what that’s like?

Pettis withdrew from his title defense against
Josh Thomson at
On FOX on Dec. 14
due to injury, which directly affected
Diaz’s fight with Gray Maynard. The flyweight championship
bout between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez was moved to
that card’s main event, while
Diaz-Maynard II got pushed to headline the
Ultimate Fighter Finale on Nov. 30

You’d think Nick’s little brother would be happy to
be in the main event now. Yeah, not so much. “And I thought
Main events were 5 rounds wtf ?” Diaz tweeted. “Still
busy that day but ill think about it.”

Diaz wrote on Twitter back in September that he has his high
school reunion on the same day as the
Ultimate Fighter Finale and “can’t
make” the event.

As far as the Pettis crack goes, Diaz has a point. Sort of.
Pettis has been injury prone in his career and this is the second
time in the last six months he’s pulled out of a big fight.

Pettis withdrew from a featherweight title matchup with Jose
Aldo at UFC 163. That couldn’t have been too serious of an
injury because Pettis made it back to fight Benson Henderson at UFC
164 less than a month later and took Henderson’s title.

Diaz is clearly not afraid to be outspoken on Twitter. He got
hit with a $20,000 fine from the UFC after calling Bryan Caraway
the “biggest f*g in the world” for taking a Submission
Of The Night bonus that was supposed to go to Pat Healy. Healy
tested positive for marijuana at UFC 159 and had to forfeit the

There probably won’t be any discipline this time since
Diaz learned from his previous mistake and didn’t call Pettis
a homophobic slur. This was just some good, clean Stockton fun.