Ariel Helwani at MMAFighting has the lengthy interview, but the crux of it is:
"They need to be about more money. My contract is all f*cked up. I want to be paid like these other fighters. I'm over here getting chump change. At this point, they're paying all my partners and other people I train with are getting real money, and it's too embarrassing for me to even fight again for the money they're paying me. So they can either pay me or let me go. I'm with that."Diaz goes on to say that he makes $60,000 to show and $60,000 to win, and that he suspects that Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Joe Rogan and Bruce Buffer all make more money than he does.
A tweet Diaz sent out today sums it all up perfectly:
More money...In his last outing in the Octagon, Diaz rematched with Gray Maynard and TKO'd in the first round. Prior to that, he lost handily to Josh Thomson and then-champ Benson Henderson.
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 8, 2014
What do you think? Does Nate deserve more than he's making?