Dana White details 'rough night' with Nate Diaz, still 'not even close' to lightweight's UFC return

Jesse Holland

White likes Diaz, but this isn't personal, it's business.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White finally got some alone time with Nate Diaz, in an attempt to mend fences with the bitter lightweight standout. While Diaz recently signed a new deal, the wily Stockton slugger feels like he got swindled during the contract signing.

Mike Kogan ... where you at?

White was broached about the possibility of Diaz getting back into the cage at some point this year and while they were able to air their dirty laundry -- during a very rough night on the town -- he and Diaz are still miles apart on a new deal, according to comments made at the UFC Fight Night 48 media scrum (via MMA Fighting):

"I took everybody out for the TUF 20 finale. It was a very, very, very rough night. A lot of damage was done that night. But Nate and I got together that night and talked, and we're going to get together when I get back into the country. Physically it was a pretty crazy night. Crazy fun night. But Nate and I got to spend some quality time together. You know, we were out having fun, we talked business for a little while. We got together in a room, and where he is and where we are, we're not even close. He's just got something in his head and we've got something else in our head."

Don't expect White to budge (probably because of this).

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were feeling overly optimistic when UFC was able to re-sign Nick Diaz -- Nate's older brother -- to a new deal, one that puts him across the Octagon from former middleweight champion Anderson Silva over Super Bowl Weekend.

No such luck ... at least for the time being.

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