Dana White admits meeting with Nate Diaz 'wasn't a good day'

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The UFC put in some leg work last week in the hope of clearing things up regarding the Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch originally scheduled for UFC 200.

As well as a well-publicised dinner meeting with McGregor on Wednesday in Los Angeles, UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta also met Diaz in his hometown of Stockton, California on Friday as they look to rearrange the much-hyped bout.

Unfortunately, while reports coming out of their meeting with McGregor were largely positive, it doesn't appear the same can be said about their visit to see his potential opponent. That's according to a text message sent from White to ESPN over the weekend.


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As reported by ABC News, the UFC president didn't try and hide his disappointment in his interaction with ESPN. His text message simply read, "Wasn't a good day."

White's interpretation of the meeting is something of a surprise considering Diaz's post to Instagram on Friday itself - an image of himself, White and Fertitta posing alongside a mural of the fighter - which had suggested things had gone well.

It is unclear exactly what was discussed by the three in Stockton, but ESPN reported over the weekend that Diaz had requested the meeting with the UFC hierarchy as a direct response to their meeting with McGregor.

Having voiced his anger at the way the UFC had treated him in the aftermath of his surprise victory over McGregor earlier this year - arguing he hadn't been given enough credit for the W - last week's meeting was, you would think, a good chance for White and co. to set the record straight.

Unfortunately for them, it doesn't sound like much progress was made.

Nevertheless, it would be a huge surprise if the rematch between McGregor and Diaz wasn't announced at some point over the next few months.

While The Notorious One may be busy adding fuel to the fire concerning a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, a return to the UFC octagon, preferably against Diaz, is what the majority of fight fans really want to see.

Just when that rematch would be, and at what weight, are likely two of the major issues that are currently proving difficult to find an answer to.

UFC 200 has been off the cards for a while now and UFC 201 is also a no go after the recently announced co-main events, meaning UFC 202 is most likely.

That pay-per-view isn't due to take place until August so at least that gives the UFC some time to complete negotiations which, at this stage, don't seem to be moving fast.

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