White stated, "Diaz didn't turn it down. There's other things going on with Diaz. There's other things going on with Diaz." He added, "That was a bad idea, the Diaz-Machida thing was. I'll throw Joe Silva under the bus again. That was Joe Silva's idea. It was a bad idea."
The UFC was also looking to possibly match-up Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort at middleweight as well. However, Belfort has said he only wants to fight at middleweight for the title or fight at a higher weight class. After last night's UFC card though, he challenged Chael Sonnen on Twitter.