Nate Diaz Suspended for Homophobic Comments Towards Bryan Caraway

UFC lightweight, Nate Diaz was suspended today by the Las Vegas based promotion pending an investigation after he made homophobic comments towards bantamweight star on the rise, Bryan Caraway, language the organisation trying to make sure the public is aware it is not reflective of their views.

The statement released by the UFC said:

“We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz’s comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization. Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided.”

The incident arose when Diaz tweeted his reaction to the news that Pat Healy’s $130,000 in bonuses for his UFC 159 submission win over Jim Miller had been rescinded after Healy tested positive to marijuana following the fight.

In a release on Friday, the UFC detailed the disciplinary action taken against Diaz for violating the promotion’s code of conduct policy. Diaz is suspended for 90 days and fined $20,000.

“UFC lightweight Nate Diaz has received an immediate 90-day suspension and $20,000 fine for violating the UFC’s fighter code of conduct,” read the UFC’s statement. “The language used in his tweet was regrettable, offensive and inconsistent with the values and culture of the organization, and is not tolerated.”

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