UFC 202 was not the greatest event for Nate Diaz. The Stockton native was on the wrong side of a majority decision, and also received a fine for his actions at the pre-fight press conference. Now the Californian faces another legal battle.
According to TMZ, Diaz is facing a lawsuit from his former agents. The Ballangee Group had represented Nate Diaz from 2014 right up to his bout with McGregor August last.
The Ballangee group had been by Diaz’s side through his battles with Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and both fights with Conor McGregor.
A sudden fall-out prior to UFC 202 saw the 31-year-old fire his agents just a month before the event. Following on from the dispute, the Ballangee Group were never paid despite securing the former ‘TUF’ winner a rematch with the Irishman.
Now, the former agents of Diaz are seeking damages of up to 1 million dollars. UFC 202 was one of the highest selling pay-per-views in UFC history, if not the highest.
Having already been fined for his involvement in the pre-fight press conference altercation, Diaz will not warm to the idea of forking out more of his earnings.
Perhaps this may come as a positive to those yearning for Nate Diaz to step foot inside the Octagon once again. It appears as though the lightweight is comfortable in wealth and has no desire to return.
Should Diaz face another financial loss, he may be forced to seek another pay-day. Tony Ferguson will no doubt be licking his lips at the thought of a Diaz return.
As of now, Nate Diaz is yet to comment on this developing situation.