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UFC Boss Hasn’t Heard From Nate Diaz, Doesn’t Take Twitter As “Official Statement”

UFC president Dana White hasn’t heard from Nate Diaz concerning his fight with Gray Maynard later this year.

Earlier in the week, Diaz sent out a message via Twitter saying he would be attending his high school reunion the night of The Ultimate Fighter Finale 18 and wouldn’t be able to face Maynard.

White stated on Tuesday that he is “shocked” in a sarcastic tone, adding, “I heard about it (Monday). Somebody told me about it, but I haven’t talked to (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) or Nate or anybody.

“I don’t take Twitter for news. It’s not an official statement.”

Previously, Diaz said he was fighting new UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via the social media site instead of Maynard. Diaz and Maynard have fought twice before, with each holding a win over the other.

Thanks to MMA Junkie for the White quotes.