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Veteran UFC FIghter Nate Diaz and Manager Stand By Homophobic Remarks

Mike DiazAfter receiving a 90-day suspension and $20,000 fine for a gay slur he used on Twitter, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz has yet to issue any sort of apology to the LGBT community, nor to the target of his remark, fellow fighter Pat Healy. Furthermore, on a Monday night episode of MMA Hour, Diaz's manager, Mike Kogan, stood by Diaz's remarks when given an opportunity to address them. SB Nation reports:

"Nate doesn't feel remorse for what he said," Kogan told host Ariel Helwani."I don't feel remorse for what he said. I don't feel remorse for defending what he said or elaborating on what he said. Because it was not a homophobic statement. It was not intended to offend homosexuals. We weren't even talking about homosexuals. One can debate the multiple uses of this term. We can sit here and debate in the English language, there's a lot of words that mean a lot of different things, but whatever. As it is, it wasn’t intended to be used the way people tried to twist the way it was being used. So therefore, what does he have to feel bad about?"

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  1. Great! I'm sure white supremacists will be thrilled to know they can redefine words to mean something entirely different than what they mean, and if you get offended by it, that's your problem for twisting it to be something it's not.

    Posted by: yuninv | May 21, 2013 6:12:14 PM

  2. No remorse? So make the suspension permanent. Problem solved.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | May 21, 2013 6:14:23 PM

  3. Anybody who thinks "faggot" is not a slur on the gay community is either a f---'in idiot or a liar. Period. A suspension for an indetermanent period until that lesson is learned is in order.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | May 21, 2013 6:18:26 PM

  4. The explanation makes perfect sense. Forget it.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 21, 2013 6:23:36 PM

  5. Whose going to be first to say "He's hot" (below the head and vocal cords - his facial expression in the picture looks nasty and I'd imagine his use of the English language could not compete with Oscar Wilde'a)?

    Posted by: Bill | May 21, 2013 6:26:50 PM

  6. Oh, sure... I'm sure you meant either a) a bundle of sticks, typically used to assist in burning a person alive or b) (UK slang) a cigarette. Or maybe you meant c) lame, stupid, or pathetic, which is really only used that way because the word is most commonly associated or meant as d) a homosexual man, usually derogatory and offensive. Who do you think you're fooling? Were you calling Pat Healy a cigarette? Or a bundle of sticks?

    Posted by: graphicjack | May 21, 2013 6:27:07 PM

  7. Money doesn't buy you class or smarts.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 21, 2013 6:33:30 PM

  8. is suspect brain damage - too many hits to the head.

    he gets away with a slap on the hand, this time. if it happens again, how 'bout a 6 month suspension and a $50,000 fine?

    maybe that would be enough to convince him to open a dictionary.

    Posted by: northalabama | May 21, 2013 6:42:54 PM

  9. sp!c says what?

    (I'm not talking about people like Diaz).

    Posted by: Joe | May 21, 2013 6:44:32 PM

  10. Mike Kogan, you are the one that is trying to twist what the word means. We all know what meaning that word has among heterosexuals and it's only negative.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | May 21, 2013 6:45:56 PM

  11. Ugly on the outside and ugly on the inside.

    Posted by: Jaysonn | May 21, 2013 6:47:18 PM

  12. Forced apologies are not apologies at all.

    Posted by: Craig | May 21, 2013 6:55:36 PM

  13. I agree with @bobbyjoe - make the suspension permanent. Remove his ability to make money for himself and his manager through the UFC. No matter how good he thinks he is, he will never be legitimately recognized.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | May 21, 2013 6:57:11 PM

  14. I don't think he should be suspended permanently, but he should certainly have to pay penalties for continuing to tarnish (if possible) the UFC name.

    Posted by: Randy | May 21, 2013 7:02:52 PM

  15. They're both fvcking idiots, but I don't mean that in a bad way!

    Posted by: Caliban | May 21, 2013 7:13:29 PM

  16. Glad he's standing by his words and not letting the PC brigade pressure him into apologizing.

    Posted by: Krajci | May 21, 2013 7:22:11 PM

  17. I'm sure that in their world that's the only thing that they've ever known the word meant. Too many in the straight world just throw it out without really knowing anything more than it just being a word. Educating them about this is going to work much better at making a change,rather than just yelling at them for being bad. Especially in sports where a display of perceived masculinity is so central; Yell at me, I'll yell back at you.

    Posted by: DaveJ | May 21, 2013 7:26:37 PM

  18. Greater fines and repercussions seem in order. UFC's very honor ought to depend on it.

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | May 21, 2013 7:40:12 PM

  19. so this word that is constantly used right before someone is murdered is harmless and misconstrued?

    Posted by: Tyler | May 21, 2013 7:41:59 PM

  20. who does he think he is, Azalea Banks?

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2013 7:54:32 PM

  21. A slight twist of fate and he'd be giving blowjobs in "broke straight boys" videos...

    Posted by: sparks | May 21, 2013 7:57:22 PM

  22. Oh Krajci. You're so silly.

    Apparently stupidity and ignorance are contagious, as either Diaz gave it to Kogan or vice versa.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 21, 2013 8:22:26 PM

  23. I was outraged until i realized that thats exactly how i defend my used of the four letter c-word.

    Posted by: HKfCA | May 21, 2013 8:27:46 PM

  24. Whats with all the latino homophobia lately? is it because they are the fastest growing demographic and are louder about it?

    Posted by: Junior | May 21, 2013 8:40:19 PM

  25. For as much as people like to say we blacks are so homophobic, guess what, the most prominent opposition to gay people have been LATINO MEN. Here in Chicago, all the anti marriage equality rallies were attended ad organized by thousands of Latinos. ALL of whom showed up to the immigration reform rally to fight for the rights of illegal aliens.
    And guess what? with the higher rates of latinos in the U.S both legally and illegally, expect evangelism to be on the rise because they are a devout catholic community. I know because I live in their surrounding and to say homophobia is real with Hispanic men is an understatement.

    Posted by: Devon | May 21, 2013 8:43:40 PM

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