UFC lightweight Nate Diaz has been suspended for using a gay slur in a tweet about fighter Bryan Caraway.
UFC suspended Diaz, from Stockton, on Thursday night.
"We are very disappointed by Nate Diaz's comments, which are in no way reflective of our organization," UFC said in a statement. "Nate is currently suspended pending internal investigation, and we will provide further comment once the matter has been decided."
Diaz trains with Cesar Gracie in Pleasant Hill.