Found September 23, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
It wouldn’t be the Diaz brothers if they made life easy for the UFC. Weeks after an rubber match between Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard was announced for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, it appears Diaz will not be taking part in the contest due to a prior engagement. The TUF 5 winner tweeted the UFC earlier today to inform them that he would be unable to fight on November 30th due to his high school reunion taking place that weekend. @ufc Cant make it november 30th ive gotta high school reuinion i have to tend too… — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 23, 2013 While this is certainly a unique and bizarre reason to abandon a scheduled fight, it is ultimately not a surprising move from Diaz, who recently stated that he has no interest in a rematch with Maynard and would instead rather a title bout against newly-crowned Anthony Pettis. The November 30th bout was supposed to be the third enounter between the two lightweight competitors. Diaz won the first bout, an unsanctioned clash in th...
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