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Diaz rips Pettis for delaying fight

Nate Diaz stands in the Octagon before his bout against Benson Henderson at the UFC on FOX event
Nate Diaz is unhappy with the LW champ, despite being elevated to the TUF Finale main event.
FOX Sports Marc Raimondi
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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 way.

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

Pettis withdrew from his title defense against Josh Thomson at UFC 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 cash.

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.

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