Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has requested to be released from his UFC contract. Diaz took to Twitter a couple hours ago to make his statement.
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 26, 2014
Diaz last fought in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale in November defeating Gray Maynard by first round TKO. The California native is 1-2 in his last three fights, which includes the title loss to former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 5 in December of 2012.