Nate Diaz had a very typical reaction to Dana White’s claim that Diaz vs. Tyron Woodley was never an option for the UFC.
“There was never officially an offer for Woodley vs. Nate Diaz. It’s not true,” White told media on Tuesday. “None of that was ever true.”
The Stockton, Calif., native took to Instagram on Thursday, posting a video of White talking to reporters followed by Diaz delivering the Stockton slap to the UFC president. The post included the following caption: “Shut up bitch. [You’re] both thirsty. And why is u lying?”
Multiple outlets reported that Woodley vs. Diaz was in the works for UFC 219 on Dec. 30. On Wednesday, Woodley confirmed that the fight was off the table and he would instead undergo shoulder surgery.
“Unfortunately, it would have been a crazy card Dec. 30 in Las Vegas I believe and it would have been a crazy end of the year,” Woodley told TMZ Sports. “Unfortunately, it’s not taking place. I won’t be fighting Nate Diaz. That’s how the cookie crumbles.”
Diaz hasn’t competed since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. Richard Perez, his boxing coach, said that the fighter would need at least $15 million to face Woodley. Perez also mentioned that the Diaz camp would be more interested in a trilogy bout against McGregor. However, it is currently unclear when McGregor might make his UFC return.