Dana White denies Cesar Gracie’s claims about fight offer for Nick Diaz

Dana White denies Cesar Gracie’s claims about fight offer for Nick Diaz

Fans were left smiling earlier today when trainer/manager Cesar Gracie announced the UFC had contacted welterweight Nick Diaz with a potential opponent and the Stockton-based scrapper was giving the opportunity some significant consideration. However, company head Dana White had a different take on the matter when contacted for confirmation on the potential pairing.

According to a text White sent MMAFighting, “Nobody at the UFC talked to Gracie or anyone else that reps Nick.”

It remains to be seen whether Gracie’s claims were fabricated, the result of a prank, a misunderstanding, an example of jumping the gun, or the result of some other situation. The 26-9 Diaz has been “retired” since a March loss to Georges St-Pierre, his second straight by way of decision.