Nate Diaz was removed from the UFC rankings, and that only means one thing...

Nate Diaz was removed from the UFC rankings, and that only means one thing...

Well it could actually mean a few things.

The worst case scenario is Nate Diaz was cut from the UFC for constantly butting heads with Dana White. Granted, that's the most bleak scenario. Nate Diaz could have also been pulled from the rankings simply because he's a difficult employee to work with -- still, a pretty horrible reason to unrank a fighter. Of course the most logical reason would be that there's a glitch on that accidentally pulled Nate Diaz from the rankings. Yeah, let's hope that's the one. Props to @ekc for the find.

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+19 # SirThiago 2014-05-06 07:21
I read somewhere that "This feels like breaking up with your girlfriend by changing your Facebook status"

Pretty spot on.
+2 # Undertoe 2014-05-06 07:43
Tj grant?
-27 # Rippie74 2014-05-06 08:04
Does anyone really give a isht? Both Diaz brothers are more trouble than they're worth. See Ya
+9 # Mr.Doctor 2014-05-06 09:15
They really aren't though. They may be difficult to work with but they're both pretty big draws. They're actually marketable and in the world of MMA where fighters get lost in the shuffle all the time the UFC needs guys like the Diaz brothers. Look at the champions right now and think about how marketable they are. Out of all of them there's Petis, Rousey, maybe Weidman, and maybe Hendricks. Jones could be but he keeps shooting himself in the foot. The other champs are forgettable. I know I know, "they're amazing fighters." yeah but they lack personality. I bet Dana White wishes the Diaz brothers were champs.
0 # Ryan13 2014-05-06 09:25
This isn't the WWE, it shouldn't be about being marketable! It's about being a good fighter, that's what true fans want to see, a good fight! Not Chael sonnen getting his ass whipped over and over cause he has a bigger mouth than the rightful number 1 contender!
+13 # Mr.Doctor 2014-05-06 09:28
I agree with you 100% but the truth is that fighters that can talk draw bigger crowds.
0 # Bobby2k 2014-05-06 09:51
They actually do the talking in the cage I really just like the way they fight. The point is they are really marketable and they should be paid accordingly. What the ufc was paying nate is laughable. I hope he got cut because he can make more money in a small regional show like Bellator that is 100x smaller than the UFC. Pretty sad...
+2 # ispitzhotfire 2014-05-06 19:38
It is a BUSINESS so marketability is worth more than skill. Why the fuck do you think a guy like Lesnar got a title shot so fast? Sorry to bust your bubble since you are a "true" fan, but the fight game is about who people want to see fight. See ya later Jake Shields and John Fitch.
-1 # maxx00x 2014-05-06 21:37
Quoting Ryan13:
This isn't the WWE, it shouldn't be about being marketable! It's about being a good fighter, that's what true fans want to see, a good fight! Not Chael sonnen getting his ass whipped over and over cause he has a bigger mouth than the rightful number 1 contender! realize dana has taken so many ques from the wwe. shit even boxing does now too. The concept of creating storylines gives the mainstream media a reason to care.

mayweather has created a heel persona over the years to make people tune in to see him get beat up.

ufc creates storylines to give you a reason to like this fighter vs another. They give a reason to feel emotionally invested in fighters. The ufc wouldnt be anywhere near as far as it has without taking some marketing cues from the wwe and prowrestling in general.

and its not like the ufc is even the first, japan always did this. hell they took it a step further and shared fighters with prowrestling.
-3 # Blake G 2014-05-06 09:02
Your a fuckin wank
+13 # Anticipate 2014-05-06 09:09
The Diaz brothers have the best boxing and jiu jitsu in MMA. In addition, they come to FIGHT.

They should be getting paid more. If not, they leave.

This is UFC's loss. Pay these athletes what they are worth.
+4 # Ryan13 2014-05-06 09:29
They have the best boxing and bjj in the game? Really? You can't honestly believe that???
+1 # RickDousey 2014-05-06 14:38
Maybe it was a bit of hyperbole but name me another fighter that lands 200 strikes without throwing bitch baby one? Oh. Note how about another that throws two fingers up while tightening a triangle?...No? Oh. How about two brothers who have a rabid following because they come to fight every time and give no shots what people think?...No? Oh

So maybe they don't have the best BJJ butBoxing? I'd say they land more hand strikes than anyone else. People always Bitch about footwork because they don't understand this is MMA. why don't you ask Andre Ward if the Diaz brothers have great boxing. He is a genius in boxing and he had nothing but praise
-6 # fedorssweater 2014-05-06 09:41
He hasn't had a real win in awhile. For him wanting to act like his big bro and ask for title fights etc... is non sense.

Let him go to the wayside....
+17 # fawku 2014-05-06 10:09
Maybe UFCs phone was hacked/stolen :-*
+3 # jt33 2014-05-06 11:19
dont know what happened but they need to get this shit fixed.. with both diaz brothers.

even without nate on that list thought thats a pretty fucking stacking top 15..and theres no tj grant. gotta be the deepest division by far
+2 # Puck 2014-05-06 12:00
Pretty sure Nate said he wanted to be released when Gil got signed.
+1 # loo 2014-05-06 12:03
This guy knows what's up.
+3 # Judo Mike 2014-05-06 12:06
Bellator could probably sell some PPVs with he scrap pack on them.
-2 # Endo 2014-05-06 12:40
He's moving up to light heavyweight
+1 # Oakieville 2014-05-06 14:14
I bet he IS moving up to WW. Nick is "retired", and Gil is pushing towards the LW belt. He mentioned something about it in a post fight interview in 2013.
+1 # RickDousey 2014-05-06 14:32
Did anyone check welter weight maybe he is there
-3 # MMAsshole 2014-05-06 18:19
I wonder if Gayzie can taste the difference between ufc quality nuts and second rate nuts
-5 # SHIN 2 THE CHIN 2014-05-06 19:02
He got removed for being inactivate for turning down fights.
0 # CharlatansUnited 2014-05-06 22:52
So is Nurmagomedov fighting Benson yet?
0 # CharlatansUnited 2014-05-06 22:55
Funny thing here is, I wonder what Dana would have ranked Melendez while he was technically considered a Bellator fighter...
-1 # Mieshas Taint 2014-05-07 02:39
^Dude, no ones even reading your comments because you look like a complete douche... the sad thing is you clicked that, pushed save, and was like fuck yaaa... that's the one.

Diaz's are great draws, and damn entertaining. It would be a fucking shame to lose them. You gotta appreciate fighters who don't give a fuck.... and to be honest, Nate called Thompson out like a motherfucker. I've been drunk and typed some shit to my ex, and tried the same bullshit excuse... that's why theyre needs to be a breathalyzer before allowing texting. Don't even try bitches, that patent is mine. (no its not, but take 80 percent and Im cool with a 20 percent royalty.)
+1 # Howie Feltersnatch 2014-05-07 03:49
So will the ufc rank the bear that Nurmagomedov fought in the LW division???
0 # Towelie 2014-05-07 10:37
that bear looked FW to me.

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