Nick Diaz is without a doubt one of the most polarizing figures in all combat sports. This loud mouth, cursing, name-calling, baby has been flaring tempers and sparking debate since he started fighting. Diaz is a talented and accomplished fighter, it's too bad his talent is coupled with a punk attitude.
Everyone has seen his antics. His middle finger finds its way to everyone, reporters and fighters alike. His brother Nate follows his example, throwing two middle fingers up at the crowd when he submitted Kurt Pellegrino.
Diaz is known for his "don't give a crap" and anti-press attitude which he has possessed since high school. Marijuana, skipping interviews, press releases and cursing are the norm for him. The word professional is not in his vocabulary, not that many are. Marijuana was found in his system after the UFC 143 fight and the Nevada State Athletic Commission is determining the appropriate punishment. His latest outburst came after he lost to Carlos Condit via a five round decision (called it).
not going to accept the fact that this was a loss. I’ve lost fights
before, where, uh, ya know, like, I’m not going to accept that either.
That ain’t right. I pushed him back the whole fight. I walked him down. I
got the take down. I’m the guy who went out on top. Had I thought I
wasn’t ahead, I’d have chinned in and finished that arm lock. Hey Carlos
is a great guy, I’m happy for him and his family. I think I’m done with
this MMA. It’s been great out here. I’ve had a good career. You guys
pay me way too much. But I don’t think I’m going to get enough to keep
When asked if he was really going to retire by Joe Rogan he said, “You know I don’t need this s**t. You know what I mean? I pushed this guy backwards the whole fight. He ran from me the whole fight. I landed the harder shots. He ran the whole time. He kicked me in my leg a little bit. That was the way they understand to win in here, I don’t want to play this game no more. I’ll help out my team and my brother but I’m outta this s**t.”
That is whining at its finest. The best part is multiple fight metrics said Condit landed more strikes.
The funny thing is that I do not hate Nick Diaz. He is what he is: an uneducated introvert who has great boxing and jiu jitsu skills. He was a brawler from day one and never developed the communication skills or common sense to become a professional fighter. He is, essentially, still a high school kid. He never grew up. He has found Neverland.
One of my favorite Diazisms (I'm coining that) is when he called out George St. Pierre for faking an injury because he did not want to fight the great Nick Diaz. Yes, I am talking about the same George St. Pierre that is the number two pound for pound fighter in the world and has the second longest title defense streak in the UFC. Why would he fake an injury? What makes Nick Diaz any different then the last fighters that St. Pierre has dismantled? I know that calling people out is almost common in the UFC but you have to back it up or you become a laughingstock a la Chael Sonnen.
Chances are Diaz will not retire, but if he does, the UFC will house one less bad attitude because I do not see him shaping up anytime soon.
Ever wondered what rules and regulations the UFC has in place? Wondered what the referees have to memorize? Well his is the official rules and regulations of the UFC inlcuding the UFC's weight classes. I post this to spread the word, to enlighten the many so that people can actually realize what is going on in the cage. …
Written by Kevin Early
For all of you who tuned into UFC 155, you saw a good card including a fight of the year candidate, Lauzon vs Miller. What you also saw was Junior Dos Santos get dominated like never before. While most people probably came away impressed with Velasquezs' performance, I, on the other hand, was not blown away but was disappointed with how Dos Santos fought.
- Lightweight: Benson Henderson def. Nate Diaz
Decision (unanimous) (50-43, 50-45, 50-45)
- Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson def. Mauricio Rua
Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)