What’s Up with Nick Diaz? He Wants to Fight this Year, Hoping for Shot at Johny Hendricks (Video)

March 16, 2014
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Carlos-Condit-Nick-Diaz-9286-UFC-143Nick Diaz has been mired in a self-imposed pseudo-retirement, but at UFC 171 on Saturday, he told MMAWeekly.com video partner MMA Heat that he’s ready to fight this year, and he’d like to fight the UFC 171 main event winner, which turned out to be Johny Hendricks.

“I’m ready to go. I’m ready to fight,” he said, although he’s not looking at just fight any fight, he wants big fights with significance to them.

Diaz may be having this conversation with those of us in the media, but he has yet to talk about his next fight with UFC president Dana White. So, as of now, it remains to be seen if and when Diaz may resurface in the Octagon.

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  • Piotr

    What a clown. The only people talking about Nick deserving a title shot are the Diaz brothers. These guys just need to go away.

  • BobGyro

    sick woodley on him first

    • lowlb

      Woodley has no gas tank and Nick has excellent defense.

    • uncle

      I would like to see that fight, it was suppose to
      happen in Strikeforce

  • Trues

    Nick should most definitely get a tittle shot against Hendricks!! That some funny shit, “He needs to earn it.” Dudes been fighting since you’ve been shit’n in your diapers. Nicks started fighting in the UFC at UFC44, MMA since 01, Ju Jistsu since he’s been crawling!! He already wiped his ass with Lawler!! The next contender for the belt is Tyron Woodley, and IMO Woodley vs Diaz would be a joke. Woodley has no ground skills, not to the slightest. It would be Diaz sub. in the 1st. Diaz and Henricks both like to stand and bang, that equals a monumental blockbuster!!

    • Fantasy Land

      NOW that is some funny s–t.

    • Piotr

      This comment is hilarious.

    • archaictext

      I like Diaz too, but being a fighter for a long time does not mean he should get an automatic title shot. That’s ridiculous. Should the UFC keep giving Mir fights just because he used to be a champ and he has been fighting for a long time? No. Diaz would probably do worse against Hendricks than he did against GSP considering how they match up. Also, when was the last time Nick subbed someone? All he likes to do now is stand up and try to see who can absorb the most strikes.

    • Seth

      Come on guys, don’t be hard on him. No one can be stupid enough to write something like seriously. It’s obvious he’s either joking or trolling. Again, no one can be THAT stupid, right?

      • Kris-tyahn

        You would think & hope Seth!

    • Kris-tyahn

      If that’s the case, then Matt Hughes deserves a title fight b/c he’s fought before Diaz was born & has over 50 fights. Who cares about standings, that’s overrated, go by what fighters did 10 years ago, b/c that makes a lot of sense you stupid moron! My god you’re such an idiot, it definitely has to hurt when you think & breathe at the same time.

    • Kris-tyahn

      P.S Diaz called & wants his nut sack & vocabulary back!

  • TheCerealKiller

    Diaz has brain damage. I think he done smoked his brain away! Never beat anyone of great importance. Oh, that’s right! BJ Penn at 170, who is now fighting at 145…

    You don’t deserve to fight anyone higher (no pun intended) than Matt Brown.

    • uncle

      Even Matt Brown has more savage points then
      Nick right now ,he is more deserving for a title shot

  • Mma Fanatic

    He’s a poor baby , not getting his way! Said he’s climbed enough ropes and he deserves a title shot! I don’t think so! Grow up ! You want to be a champion go earn it/ take it! IMO he loses to ALL the UFC’s top 5-7 welterweights! He might do alright against a Martin Kampman!, but against Hendricks-Lombard-woodley-Ellenburger-Condid all hand him his ass!!

  • lowlb

    He is in a good position to be causcious. After Ellenberger destroyed Sheilds and his brother got beat by Thompson (they threw in the towel)
    NIck stepped back to scope out the devision. He mentioned he didn’t want any part of the “new breed” (Hendricks/Ellenberger) but he has always mentioned that he beat Robbie Lawler. I think after seeing what Lawler did to Hendricks, he’s suddenly motivated to fight.
    Both he and his brother ( and Melendez) want as much money per fight they can get and pick the fights they think they can win or not take too much damage. …seems pretty smart considering their careers will be over someday soon.

    • lowlb

      Diaz vs. Condit 2
      would be sweet, but a long way out after Condit’s injury.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 Tyrone Rope

        Nick vs Anyone and I’d buy the PPV

        • Seth

          You don’t need much to spend 50$.

  • Timothy Malone

    Him coming straight out of retirement isn’t the problem. It’s more about coming off of two losses with no wins over anyone relevant since he beat Lawler around the time Facebook was being invented.

  • Out Wit The Old

    Nick Diaz, you have not won a match since 2011 and that was a washed up 155 ponder that you beat. The UFC did you a favor by fighting GSP and you embarrassed them by the way you fought. If you want back in, try to fight someone on your own level. There are some decent 135 women you could probably beat.

    • Seth

      Here, have my upvote :) That was really funny comment :D

  • uncle

    Nick you are not getting a title shot until you win first
    that sh*t may work for you in Bellator

  • christopher Breuer

    T-Wood vs MacDonald, Diaz vs Lombard. Sounds good to me.

    • Lucas Freire

      Perfect. I find it amusing how big MacDonald is, and how he got manhandled by a smaller Lawler. Woodley will wreck him up.

      • christopher Breuer

        I would just like to see those two fights maybe the most impressive fighter out of those two fights could be the number one contender.

        • Lucas Freire

          But, what Diaz did to fight Lombard? A 185-er who is wrecking havoc on the division against a retired 0-2 guy?

          • christopher Breuer

            Nick Diaz should still get a high level fight even though he lost his last two fights they were championship decision losses same as Carlos Condit and he was ranked #2.

      • Kris-tyahn

        Rory got manhandled by Lawler?!? What fight were you watching? Clearly not the same one every one else watched. Lawler won, but did not manhandle him, if he did he would have won 30-27 or even 30-26, not 29-28! Keep up dude. Look how big Maia was, and look what Rory did to him, and Rory wore Maia as a backpack for 5 mins & still dominated Maia in the 2nd & 3rd rounds!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 Tyrone Rope

    War Diaz!!!

    Only guy that can talk his way to a title shot.
    Wolf Tickets For Da Bitches….

    • uncle

      you mean Chael Sonnen

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 Tyrone Rope

        Touché… what more can I say

  • ken

    HEAR It Is
    SO Diaz vs Lawler it is!!!!

  • Obi-Wan Granoli

    he’d f–k up most in the WW div. but yea, definitely has to fight his way back in the mix.

  • Kryptonitekid

    No way he deserves a title shot. You don’t get to lose a big fight, disappear and get a title shot.. I hate that the UFC gives these shots to talkers like Diaz and Sonnen. I wouldn’t mind seeing Diaz/Lawler 2, or seeing Diaz fight a couple of contenders first.

    • deepgrim

      yes i agree, i really like nick diaz but after his performance against gsp he can expect a title shot, i think diaz suffered from not having a warm up fight for george and stylistically hendricks is a bad match up for diaz, given how much he struggles with strong wrestlers

  • shelby

    i would like to see him fight Rory. I think that’ll be a great fight considering his history with GSP/Tristar along with his younger brother getting tossed around like a rag doll by the Canadian

  • brad king

    Diaz got to prove he can beat a top ten person first. Rory Mcdonald ragdolled him and deserves a shot way more than him!

    • brad king

      Why does it show a picture of Nate when they are talking about Nick? Mcdonald would easily dominate any of those Diaz’s and they know it! Jokes these guys

      • Twizz Nizzle

        The picture is of Nick not nate dude what are u on

        • brad king

          must be the drugs that destroyed your brain

          • Twizz Nizzle

            U r retarded my friend

    • Maddawgmar

      Nick Diaz never fought Rory. He fought Nate.

      • brad king

        i know that!

  • james j

    GSP made Diaz look completely ineffective. JH is much better than GSP. Do the math.

    • Kris-tyahn

      Much better, which is why he lost?!? Okay, maybe you should go back to school & take math again! Hendricks talks about being robbed, well he robbed Koscheck, Pierce & Condit, I don’t hear Hendricks crying about those terrible decisions gifts he got!
      We’ll see how much better Hendricks is, all he has to do is be champ for 6-7 years & defend the title 9 straight times & win 32 straight rounds in a row, which was 7 or 8 fights. BAHAHAHAHA

      • james j

        Your post is hilarious. Just not accurate

  • JDMMA

    FU*K Diaz !!! He doesn’t deserve a thing !!!!

  • Maddawgmar

    Nick Diaz is coming off of two losses and a lengthy hiatus. He needs to prove himself against top ten fighters. I say he is three or four solid wins from a title shot.

    • L

      The fight game isn’t just sport, its also entertainment. And that means PPV draws and buyrates are paramount. Nick Diaz in a title shot, or even #1 contender fight, will get fan & media attention.

      • Maddawgmar

        And destroy the validity of MMA

      • Kris-tyahn

        So will fighters who deserve it & who worked their ass to get there. Also, the only fans who will actually be happy are idiot Diaz fans who think Diaz deserves a title fight with two straight losses & being out for almost a year!
        It’s entertainment if you can back it up, all Diaz needs to do is fight 1 or 2 top 10 oppoents, and if he wins, he gets a title fight. It’s really that simple!
        He already cashed in his lottery ticket – which was a title fight vs. GSP after coming off a loss! No more free lottery tickets Diaz & Diaz nut hugger fans!

  • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

    Nick doesnt want to fight unless he can make it the Nick Diaz show. Were all tired of the 209 act and btw Nick cant stop a take down or hit harder than 50%. Hes barely UFC material at this point

  • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

    Oh and Nick thanks for ruining Ronda Rousey, the female version of Nick Diaz is even worse than the male version

    • Maddawgmar

      You’re an idiot.

      • The Prognosticator

        Seriously, Maddawgmar get your head out of Ronda’s ass. Every f–king thread you defend Rousey against every single naysayer. Wake up from your Ronda Rousey wet dream.

      • Shartnado2, the Sloppy One

        No you are

      • Ted Burger

        Ronda scks the shttttt outa of Daddy Dana’s ARSE!
        Ronda DODGING CYBORG MUCH!

  • Twizz Nizzle

    Even if he gets the match guess what Diaz can’t do wrestle
    ..why should he fight for the belt afterb lo sing 2 times already in a row that’s alike saying I feel like chael sonnet deserves a MW title shot cause he did 2nd best against Anderson Silva…..it don’t work like that this is why I can’t stand the Diaz brothers …Nick is not even top ten nor should he be either he just trying to get to the top easily

  • kringsier

    There are many intresting Diaz-fights to make. An immediate title shot (he dont deserve) is one of them because this will make a lot of noise in the media. Fans and fighters will be upset and will make a lot of fights intresting in the future. But my favorite Diaz-fight to make is against Rory McDonald .
    Does Nick only fight at ww?

    • J.D.C.D.

      For the most part Nick Diaz fights at Whelterweight. He would fight at Middleweight only if it was a fight with Anderson Silva I believe. I remember last year it was tossed around the idea of Nick Diaz fighting Michael Bisping with Bisping evening saying in a video he would welcome Diaz to the Middleweight division but it was a no go.

  • piesmuis

    If the fans want to see a fighter fighting for the belt after only 2 great wins then this should happen, no care of the rankings but i dont think that Diaz is this guy. Feed him to Rory McDonald.

    • J.D.C.D.

      I was hoping Diaz would fight Robbie Lawler again or Hector Lombard. I can’t blame Diaz for trying to cut the line and get paid by fighting Johny Hendricks but the other active Whelterweights IMO are more deserving of title shot.

  • Drillmaster

    nick has brain damage from punches and weed!

  • Joe Dog

    I’m sure there is a diagnosis that involves the words “delusional” and “schizophrenia”, “complicated by heavy cannabis use and preexisting low intelligence”. Actually Diaz sounds better here than he ever has.

  • Jeremy Cegon

    I can’t stand all you motherfuckers that hate on Nick he’s the best finisher in the game. I guess people don’t like good fights

    • Ted Burger

      And I cant stand fools like you who think just cause he can suck a golfball thru a fccckng gardenhose he should comeback and auomatically get a title shot. Titleshotfor WHAT EXACTLY OPENING HIS FCCCKNG BIG MOUTH AGAIN! Well goodamm it I can open my mouth bigger and harder than he can WHERE MY FCCKNG TITLE SHOT. Oh that’s right I didn’t fight to earn it Just open my fccckng mouth and expect it!

      • Steeeeeve

        Well god damn it I can open my mouth bigger and harder then he can……..???
        Just open your mouth and except it boy!

        Lmao.

        Diaz is a great fighter and he makes the fight entertaining which is why like him or hate him everyone still watches. He’s one of my favorite fighters and I can say he hasn’t done s–t to earn a title fight buuuut the ufc is all about drama and what makes the most money. Did chael earn a shot at jones no but f–king a they coached a show and made money.

        • Ted Burger

          LOL I agree I enjoy watching Diaz fight. But I can see a guy like Diaz any Friday in the pub. Do they deserve a title shot too?
          IF Diaz let’s say faced a top ten guy then Robbie Lawler and then wanted a shot I MIGHT agree that he has then earn;t 1 But until then win or lose Robbie Lawler cemented his spot as number 1 contender if you ask me from that fight! REMATCH of Hendricks Lawler. Only guy who has an automatic shot if he wants it because he EARNT it is GSP!

  • Jeremy Cegon

    Nick quit fighting cause he’s sick of chasing motherfucking pussies around, gsp quit cause he got his ass beat

    • Kris-tyahn

      Pretty sure GSP lost twice before, which is by far a lot worst than getting “beaten up”/challenged. Since you can’t read, GSP took “a break” b/c of drug testing.
      Diaz quit fighting b/c he thinks he’s owed s–t, which he isn’t. Except to nut huggers like you! Diaz is a good fighter, but lost his last 2 fights, how in the hell does he expect to get a title fight with 2 straight losses?!?
      Diaz thinks he doesn’t need to work his way up to a title fight (like every one else), he already got lucky once & got to fight GSP after a loss. That only happens once in a lifetime, but Diaz expects it to happen to him… AGAIN?!? Get in back of the line Diaz or STFU & do something else!

    • Brandon

      Lol i dont think thats why gsp quit cuz why quit for gettin ass beat when he beat hendricks and kept the belt!!!

  • Jack Donovan

    Nobody sells wolf tickets like Diaz! Nobody!

  • diazfan209

    Awesome interview, thanks for posting that!!!!!

  • Jeremy Nm

    Diaz brothers thug mentality was tolerable when they were relevant in the division. Now it’s just a bad joke and they just don’t know it. Get rid of em.