Nate Diaz Tweets Homophobic Slur, Slams Bryan Caraway For Taking UFC Bonus Money

McKinley Noble@KenTheGreat1Correspondent IMay 16, 2013

Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa
Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa

Bantamweight fighter Bryan Caraway may be ecstatic about getting $65,000 in UFC bonus money due to a failed drug test from Pat Healy, but Nate Diaz isn't smiling.

In fact, the former lightweight contender thinks that Caraway is "the biggest fag" for doing so.

Those were the strong words that the Stocktonian recently posted on his official Twitter feed, bashing a decision by the UFC to revoke $130,000 in double bonus money for Healy's UFC 159 victory over top-ranked Jim Miller.

Despite winning a "Fight of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" bonus for his efforts, a positive drug test for marijuana overturned the victory for Healy, whom Diaz says is innocent:

I feel bad for pat Healy that they took a innocent mans money and I think the guy who took the money is the biggest Fag in the world .. — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 16, 2013

#sorryasslittlebitch — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 16, 2013

Caraway, for his part, told MMA Junkie that he had "zero remorse" or guilt in retroactively being awarded a "Submission of the Night" bonus for his win over The Ultimate Fighter 14 alumnus Johnny Bedford, stating that he had "never" tried marijuana and "cannot stand" the drug.

Diaz's views on marijuana use are shared by many fighters in the UFC, especially his brother Nick Diaz, who tested positive for the drug after his UFC 143 interim welterweight title bout with Carlos Condit as reported by USA Today, which led to a one-year suspension from the sport.

However, Diaz's choice of words may land him in hot water.

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The UFC's "code of conduct" explicitly forbids that kind speech from their fighters, both at public events and on social media, as outlined by MMA Mania.

"Fighters shall conduct themselves in accordance with commonly accepted standards of decency, social convention, and morals, and fighters will not commit any act or become involved in any situation or occurrence or make any statement which will reflect negatively upon or bring disrepute, contempt, scandal, ridicule or disdain to the fighter or the UFC."

"Derogatory or offensive conduct, including without limitation insulting language, symbols, or actions about a person's ethnic background, heritage, color, race, national origin, age, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation."

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione suffered a penalty for violating that same policy, recently being fined and suspended for a hate speech tirade against transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox.

Nate Diaz seemed to temporarily block the original Twitter post from his feed, but it's now live once again, along with a follow message calling Caraway a "sorry ass little bitch" via hashtag. It's currently unknown if Diaz will suffer any penalty for his message.

Update: It seems that Nate Diaz is in serious danger of losing his job.

According to Dana White (via MMA Junkie's John Morgan), Diaz may be fined and suspended for his Twitter violation, if not cut from the UFC roster altogether.

Update: Nate Diaz has been indefinitely suspended by the UFC, according to reports from Bloody Elbow and MMA Junkie.

Bleacher Report MMA will have updates and more information as news develops.

McKinley Noble is an MMA conspiracy theorist. His work has appeared in NVisionPC World, Macworld, GamePro, 1UP, MMA Mania & The L.A. Times.