“I was angry for a long time (about the first fight where the ringside doctor brought a halt to the fight due to cuts, handing Noons the EliteXC 160-pound divisional title in the process),” admitted Diaz. “I was real upset that it ended the way it did because it wasn’t like I was hurt.
“I never considered the first fight as a loss. I just always looked at it as a fight that was stopped (too soon).’’
“I kind of dropped the idea of ever fighting a rematch because he got out of MMA.”
“I don’t look at it like I love to fight. I look at it like I have to fight. Because if there was any quit in this game, I wouldn’t have made it this far.
“It’s just kind of my life to fight.”
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