You would think Nate Diaz would of taken into consideration the suspension of Matt Mitrione when he went off on a rampage about Fallon Fox before Diaz himself took to Twitter on Tuesday to voice his opinion including using one of the few words that is nixed by the UFC's Code of Conduct.
The incident arose when Diaz reacted to the news on Twitter that Pat Healy’s $130,000 in bonuses for his UFC 159 submission win over Jim Miller had been taken away after Healy tested positive to marijuana following the fight at UFC 159 and given to his opponent Bryan Caraway.
Diaz tweeted, “I feel bad for Pat Healy that they took an innocent man’s money away and I think the guy who took the money is the biggest (homosexual slur) in the world.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Friday that it has suspended and fined Nate Diaz.
“We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz’s comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization,” the UFC said in a statement on Thursday. “Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided.”
“UFC lightweight Nate Diaz has received an immediate 90-day suspension and $20,000 fine for violating the UFC’s fighter code of conduct,” read the UFC’s statement. “The language used in his tweet was regrettable, offensive and inconsistent with the values and culture of the organization, and is not tolerated.”
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