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Dana White responds to Nate Diaz release request

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Don't come around Nate Diaz with no "funny money." (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White told media assembled for UFC Fight Night 37 in London this week that he hadn't previously been aware of former title challenger Nate Diaz' strange Twitter request last month to be released from his UFC contract. Once he was made aware of Diaz' informal request, however, White was quick to offer an answer.

"Really? He hasn't called me," White said.

"That's how you do these things, you tweet?...The answer would be no."

According to the president, Diaz and the UFC came to terms on a new contract for the fighter just a month ago.

"He just signed a new contract that he was happy with a month ago," White said.

Overall, White said that he was not fazed by Diaz's request on Twitter.

"That is definitely not controversial for the Diaz brothers," he said.

"That's called normal ... I have 500 guys under contract, and there's always something. Everyday when I wake up there's something."

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