UFC president Dana White has admitted that things didn’t go according to plan when he and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta met Nate Diaz in Stockton on Friday.
White and Fertitta’s meeting with Diaz comes after their successful talks with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor on Wednesday night.
It is understood that White and Fertitta spoke to Diaz about rescheduling his rematch with McGregor after their bout at UFC 200 on July 9 was cancelled since McGregor refused to adhere to his promotional commitments as he wanted to continue training in Iceland.
While things may have gone smoothly with McGregor, it was reportedly a much different story with Diaz.
“Obviously, I’m not going to disclose details of the deal,” White told TMZ. “But let’s just say my trip to Stockton didn’t go well.”
With there being no update on whether Diaz and McGregor will have a rematch, the Irishman is in discussions with Floyd Mayweather Jr. about a pay-per-view boxing match.
Diaz, on the other hand, has made it clear that he only wants to face McGregor as he is not interested in fighting anyone else. The 31-year-old will forever be known as the man who ended McGregor’s unbeaten streak in the UFC as he made the 27-year-old submit in the second round of their bout at UFC 196 on March 5.