Is UFC star Nate Diaz trying to get himself fired?

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It seems as if the Diaz brothers can't keep themselves out of controversy at the same time, this time with Nate Diaz acting like he's done with the UFC.

The Lightweight fighter has come in a huge five pounds overweight for his clash with Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX on Saturday night.

Usually when fighters miss weight, they are offered a grace period in which they can try and get underweight again, Diaz refused this and lost 20 percent of his prize money, yet it might be that he's being fuelled by an ulterior motive.

Trying to get his contract cancelled?

With his refusal to show up to press conferences, missing weight, lashing out about the UFC signing former WWE Champion, CM Punk, he's not putting himself in the UFC's good books - yet he might be doing it on purpose.

It's no secret that Diaz has problems with the UFC over his contract and the amount he gets paid to fight by the UFC.

This stems from him front-loading his deal with the UFC when he took a shot at the Lightweight championship, where he lost to Benson Henderson.

He knows that if the UFC were to cancel his contract, he would be free to fight at other promotions around the world, where he would be paid a hefty sum for the attention that he brings - with Bellator being the most obvious choice.

Diaz has been out of action for over year due to disputing his contract and after this fight is all said and done, it could be another year before we see him again.

Would the UFC let him go?

Diaz's dispute with the UFC, and frankly, his childish ways of trying to get released from his contract are unlikely to go anywhere he wants to.

Dana White is an experienced player in this game and they're not going to release one of the most well-known fighters to fight for a rival promotion, when they have him bound to a low paying contract.

Even if he wins against dos Anjos, who is a possible contender for the Lightweight title, White says he doesn't know what's going to happen.

"He is complaining about the CM Punk deal. All he's been doing is complaining, not showing up for stuff, and now he doesn't make weight and he's four pounds over," White told Fox Sports 1. "I don't know what to do with him if he wins. There's a laundry list of problems there."

Not once did White suggest letting Diaz go - despite the latter's apparent will to leave and so it appears that this saga is set to carry on unless something drastic happens.

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