"The Ccurt ruled the case should have not have been filed in Texas
because Nate has not fought in Texas and dismissed the case,"
Jeremiah Reynolds, Diaz’s attorney, told TMZ Sports.
The Ballengee group was seeking more than $1 million for breach of
contract after alleging that Diaz terminated his contract with the
company without paying for services rendered.
The company claimed to have “advised and supported” Diaz ahead of
bouts against Rafael dos
Anjos at UFC on Fox 13 in December 2014 and against Michael
Johnson at UFC on Fox 17 in December 2015.
Additionally, The Ballengee Group claims to have negotiated bout
agreements for Diaz’s fights against Conor
McGregor at UFC 196 and at UFC 200. After McGregor was pulled
from UFC 200, Ballengee then attended negotiations in Stockton,
Calif., in May 2016 to finalize a bout between Diaz and McGregor at
UFC 202. However, Diaz terminated his contract with the company in
While Diaz was victorious in Texas, the Ballengee Group could
potentially file the lawsuit in another jurisdiction. Ballengee is
based in the Lonestar State.
Diaz hasn’t fought since losing a majority decision to McGregor at
UFC 202 in August 2016. However, the Stockton, Calif., native
teased a comeback on social media, targeting a May or June