Dana White Says He’s Always Had A Good Relationship With Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz is back in action for the first time in over two years at UFC 241, facing former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis.

Despite some reports to the contrary, one thing UFC President Dana White insists is that his relationship with Diaz is a good one.

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“It’s funny – I did this interview the other day about Nate,” White said during a media scrum this past Tuesday (via Farah Hannoun & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “Nate’s one of these guys that, he has this personality where it’s like he’s saying ‘(expletive) you’ to The Man, but he never says ‘(expletive) you’ to The Man. Every time I’m around Nate, he’s a good kid, and I’ve always had a good relationship with Nate, a personal relationship with Nate. He’s tough to deal with on the business side, but personally he’s a good guy. And whatever you want to say about the Diaz brothers, when they say they’re gonna fight, they sign the bout agreement, and they show up and they fight. So I don’t see any problems.”

White and the Diaz have gone back and forth in the past, but if White is to be believed, all is good between them at the moment.

UFC 241 takes place on Saturday, August 17 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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