MMA News: Dana White Doesn't Want Nick Diaz To Fight Usman

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Nick Diaz has made it known for quite some time now that he wants to come back to the UFC and wants a chance to takedown Kamaru Usman. Although this fight would be a huge moneymaker, UFC President Dana White continues to shut it down.

Why would he do so? Find out below because the reasoning is certainly interesting, to say the least.

Nick Diaz Calls Out Usman For A Fight

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Dating back to a year ago, Nick Diaz has made it known that he wants to see Kamaru Usman in the ring.

“I’d rather fight for the title. If I’m going to fight, I want to fight for the title. They want to say that I want to fight a bunch of guys and stuff like that. Well, you know what? It’s a bigger fight,” Diaz said. “Just skip all the mess. I don’t need to go in there and get my ass whooped by one of the young gun, anyway and it’s not that I won’t win. It’s just not motivating to fight somebody that’s…I want to fight for the title. I’m 38 years old. I think I’ll beat him.”

Why Does Dana White Not Want Nick Diaz To Fight Usman?

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The reasoning for Dana White not wanting Nick Diaz to fight Usman is one that can be looked at in a few different ways. Some people believe it is because he does not like Diaz, while others think it is because of the complete opposite of that and he is just looking out for him.

“Especially for as long as he was off and you know, he’s … listen, there’s no denying the Diaz brothers are tough kids,” White said. “But talk to me about Nick Diaz versus Usman? Usman is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. I need to look out for Nick and make sure that Nick doesn’t get hurt.”

Is This A Fair Assessment By White?

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It would be tough to argue with Dana White's reasoning. Although it would be one of the best fights that the sport has seen in the past decade, White has to make sure he keeps his guys safe.

Will Usman And Diaz Eventually Fight?

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From the looks of things right now, it does not seem likely that the two will fight. Unless Dana White makes a change sometime in the near future, it would be smart to say that the fight will never happen.