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Nate Diaz implies he was fined by UFC for violating Outfitting Policy

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It seems like Donald Cerrone was not the only fan favorite who was fined by the UFC last month.

Nate Diaz insinuated Sunday on Twitter that the UFC penalized him monetarily for violating the promotion's Athlete Outfitting Policy at UFC on FOX 17.

Diaz wore jeans to weigh-ins on Dec. 16, which is kind of a trademark for him and his brother Nick. In the tweet, Diaz joked that they were Reebok jeans. Diaz wrote that the UFC "should've just kept the whole check" and he doesn't "need that baby ass sh*t anyway."

UFC officials declined comment on the matter Sunday.

The UFC's uniform deal with Reebok went into place in July. Starting then, fighters were only supposed to wear Reebok apparel during fight week and in the Octagon. Cerrone's manager Josh Jones confirmed with MMA Fighting that he was fined by the UFC for violating the Athlete Outfitting Policy at UFC on FOX 17.

UFC senior vice president of global consumer products Tracey Bleczinski told MMAjunkie last week that three fighters were fined by the UFC for "serious" infractions of the policy at the event. She did not mention any names. Twelve others have been warned since the deal went into place, Bleczinski said.

Jones did not say why Cerrone was fined, but "Cowboy" wears a patch of his old Muay Thai shorts sewn onto all of his MMA shorts as an homage to his beloved grandmother, who attends almost all of his fights. Cerrone did that at UFC on FOX 17.

At the event, Diaz beat Michael Johnson by unanimous decision and Cerrone fell by first-round TKO in a lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos.