Earlier this week, UFC star Nate Diaz put everyone on blast. Diaz laid out his demands in a fashion typical of the bad boy from Stockton. Now, K-1 legend and recent UFC signee Gokhan Saki has responded…

It’s no secret that Nate Diaz isn’t exactly a consummate company man. Since coming of age against Conor McGregor at UFC 196, Diaz has been using his new-found star power and media attention to rip the UFC.

Claiming they were trying to downplay his drawing potential, Diaz took every opportunity to smear his employers. This only made the bad boy from Stockton more appealing to his growing following.

After his close UFC 202 loss to McGregor, a war that went five rounds, Diaz took a life of leisure. Demanding the princely sum of $20 million, Diaz was playing the UFC at their own game.

As things turned out, the promotion kinda needs Diaz now. They even offered him a UFC 219 title fight against Tyron Woodley, although they won’t publically admit it.

Nate Diaz celebrates his UFC 196 victory over Conor McGregor as his team mates climb the octagon fence…Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“Ask Nicely”

During a rare sit-down interview with Outside The Box this week, Diaz fired some more shots at the UFC.

“I’m not fighting because I am a fighter. You’re fighting because someone’s telling you to fight. I’ll fight whenever the f**k I wanna fight. That’s because I’m a G, n**ga, I’m a fighter myself. I ain’t trying to do what nobody says, I’ll do what I say. And I will fight when I’m approached respectably.”

“I don’t need to fight nobody,” Diaz continued. “I’ll fight anybody, but I don’t need to fight anybody. And the fighters are like, ‘He’s not a fighter,’ I’m like, it sounds like you’re being manipulated into trying to manipulate me into getting into a fight. Guess what? You work for somebody; I work for me. Who’s the fighter now, motherf**er?”

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“Ask nicely, motherf**ers. Ask nicely,” Diaz said. “I’m talking about the organization, the fighters. And make it a big deal, because I’m not trying to just sign a contract just because it’s a good idea for you guys.”

“Time will tell. I don’t know right now,” Diaz said. “There’s talk. They (the UFC) call me, we talk about things, but I think what’s happening is they want me to ask, and beg, and I don’t need nothing from nobody. I don’t need nothing from anybody.”

UFC light-heavyweight and former K-1/Muay Thai/Glory champion Gokhan Saki shared his hilarious response to Diaz today:

Nice Enough, Nate?

Saki, who was originally meant to compete in his third MMA fight at UFC 219, explained to MMAJunkie.com why he had to withdraw:

“As has been announced everywhere, i’m not fighting on the UFC 219 card. I wanted to announce this myself but i needed some time to recover mentally from this bad news. I got injured during a training and went to the hospital for this. My team and management took the decision with the medical team that i needed treatment and i have to think of my health first. I didn’t want to accept this but i’m glad i have the right people around me. It felt like i let my fans and supporters down, i was really looking forward to this fight. 

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