Dana White Questions What’s Next for Nick Diaz, and So Does Diaz

February 2, 2015
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Nick Diaz said leading up to his UFC 183 headlining bout against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva that he loved and hated fighting. He struggled with the duality. On one hand, he’s apprehensive about the industry and the lasting effects on him physically, but also knows that fighting is his main source of income.

He’s voiced his opinion that he, and mixed martial artists in general, should be paid more.

He famously said during a 2011 media conference call, “(Manny) Pacquaio’s making 40 (expletive) million dollars; GSP’s (Georges St-Pierre) making a couple million dollars. I’m over here (expletive) driving a Honda and my (expletive) breaking down? (Expletive) all you mother (expletive).”

Following his loss to former welterweight titleholder St-Pierre at UFC 158 in March 2013, Diaz contemplated retirement.

Nick-Diaz-UFC-137-Press-01-478x270“I have to decide if I even want to do this anymore,” he said immediately following the loss. “To be honest, I don’t know if I really got any more. I don’t make excuses; I think I’m done with mixed martial arts. I’m tired of getting banged up like this.”

When offered a fight against the widely considered greatest fighter in combat sport’s history, Diaz was intrigued and enticed out of a nearly two-year semi-retirement to face Silva at UFC 183. After losing by unanimous decision, Diaz wasn’t sure if he’d compete again.

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“I don’t know. We’ll figure it out. I’m always asking myself a few days before these fights, ‘what the hell am I doing?’ But I don’t need much to get by,” said the former WEC and Strikeforce champion.

UFC president Dana White discussed Diaz’ future with the promotion while fielding questions from the media at the post-fight press conference.

“I don’t think it’s about what I think is going to happen to Nick Diaz. What’s Nick Diaz going to do next? You know what I mean? Who knows? Who knows what Nick’s going to do,” said White. “Nick made a lot of money tonight. You might not see him for three years this time.”

“I’ve been doing this for a long time. I love the people. I love the training. I love how the sport has evolved into what it is today. I love my fans. I’m grateful for everything,” were the last things Diaz said before exiting the cage on Saturday. It may have been him saying goodbye.

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  • dandogood

    Nick Son Of Satan Diaz is loved to be hated and is good for a loss every time out in the UFC. Keep losing Satan.

    • Baller31

      You’re an idiot. Dude just stood and banged with silva, had silva backing up the whole fight, went 5 rounds and lost a close decision. No one other than Weidman has done that. Give him some respect douchebag

      • Drock420

        Don’t listen to that moron, how all all these people say Nick is a mismatch fight with silva, he gonna get KO’d, not gonna make it outta the 1st round , he’s a B level fighter an blah blah blah, all a bunch of BS

  • jamesRickSir

    i think 2 years down the line… could see mcgregor vs diaz …if mcgregor is out of contention + their is an audience for it

    • Joe Dog

      Nick or Nate?

  • Lawdog1521

    It’s not hard to figure what’s in Diaz’s future. A lot of weed, some unintelligible interviews, and a few DUI’s.

  • George Sperry

    This is easy… his future is explaining the meal combo is only 20 cents more and comes with a drink.

  • Joe Silva

    We’ll just let Robbie Lawler and him do it again , great match up , two guys that want to stand and bang

  • Muaythai4life

    Anymore, Nick quits this sport after every single loss. Condict, GSP, Silva, it’s the exact same story. I also love how the story mentions him complaining about driving a Honda and not having any money, the dude gets paid $200,000.00 a fight. If he lost half of that money to his managers, trainers, etc, he’d still have made more in 1 fight than the average american does per year. Now I agree, when you don’t fight but once every 2 years, $200,000.00 doesn’t go far, but that’s not MMA’s fault Nick.