Retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz is back in the headlines, after showing his face at last weekend’s (Sat., June 21, 2014) GLORY double-feature in Inglewood, Calif.. That’s where he ran into veteran reporter Loretta Hunt.
Ran into Nick Diaz last nite at Glory. Good mood. Said he hoped to be fighting again by new year; trying to work out contracts now
— Loretta Hunt (@lorettahuntmma) 22 junho 2014
Diaz is notorious for teasing his comeback, despite UFC President Dana White’s insistence that he continues to turn down fights. Probably because the former welterweight number one contender only wants to compete for the title, or mix it up with “big fights” in other divisions.
Following his home town decision win over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov, Diego Sanchez called out Nate Diaz.
“With that victory, I want to put a challenge out to Nate Diaz. Diaz vs. Diego, let’s do this in Mexico. Stop being a crybaby, crying about not getting enough money. Be a real fighter and fight because you love to fight, and fight me. See if you can hang with this,” Diego told Jon Anik in his post-fight interview.
MMA Mania reached out to Nate Diaz’s manager Mike Kogan and here’s what he had to say to Diego, “Diego isn’t important enough to warrant a response. He should count his lucky stars two retarded judges were watching Oprah reruns while he was fighting and then handed him a win.”
Nate Diaz is a ready to fight.
Diaz contacted MMAFighting.com Friday night to say that he would like to fight the streaking Matt Brown next at 170 pounds.
“I want the Matt Brown fight,” Diaz said. “That’s what I’m looking for. I’m trying to fight the baddest motherf**kers out there. I’m not trying to fight some lame ass fighter that they’re trying to build off of me.
“My brother is retired. So if this guy wants to fight a Diaz, he’s got to fight me.”
Following Brown’s win over Erick Silva last weekend, his seventh in a row, some began to clamor for him to fight Nick Diaz next, however, Diaz appears, at least for now, to be content in retirement.
Nate Diaz, though, last fought in November when he defeated Gray Maynard via first-round TKO. He recently told MMAFighting.com that he was unhappy with his current UFC contract, and since then the UFC has removed him from their official rankings.
When asked for a comment regarding Diaz’s request, Brown said, “I respect what he said about wanting to fight the baddest motherf*ckers, but I have to talk to my manager.”