Bas Rutten 'Really Disturbed' by Nick Diaz

by Michael David Smith | source:

In an appearance on The MMA Hour, Former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutte called himself a Nick Diaz fan, but he said Diaz needs to shape up and start acting like a professional and stop doing things like blowing off appearances.

"I was really disturbed by that," Rutten said. "It got to me. I literally had to tell myself, 'OK, let it go.' Because this is a guy with so much talent -- I'm a big Nick Diaz fan also -- and I thought, 'OK, now I'm going to see a fight against Georges, it's going to be great.'"

"He's always complaining about not having money enough, and he does a thing like this? It really was upsetting to me. I had to step away from it because I don't like it. He wants to keep complaining about money? It's his own fault."

Although Diaz has been pulled from the GSP fight, he has been given a fight with former champion B.J. Penn, and if Diaz wins that fight he's expected to get the next crack at the welterweight title.

"Hopefully, he's going to be smart and show up for the press conference," Rutten said.

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hokuspokus40 site profile image  

9/24/11 1:17 PM by hokuspokus40

 I've been a Diaz fan for quite a while. He always brings it all in the cage but his behavior outside the cage is only self destructive to his own career. I'm not talking about the weed either many people use cannibas that DON'T act like Diaz. Not showing up for promos, constantly flipping people off and generally acting like an anti-social person will ruin anyone's chances of success in ANY professional sport. Nick has got to realize this sport is growing and getting more exposure everyday. With that comes bigger paydays ( which he says is what it's all about to him) AND bigger responsibility to ACT professional. I think that's all Bas was saying. A good friend of mine has met Bas twice and even hung out with him a bit and he said Bas could'nt be more cool so I don't think Bas is being dramatic at all. Even Ceaser Gracie has said that Nick was wrong in how he handled the situation and Ceaser has always defended Nick. Best of luck to Nick he's a talented fighter with a ton of heart in the cage.

Workdiggy site profile image  

9/24/11 12:41 PM by Workdiggy

Hope your joking,even with the weight advantage Diaz would rape him. Bas's body is battered from years of fighting. on another note... God speed and party on!

Freakin 10er site profile image  

9/24/11 12:22 PM by Freakin 10er

Bas is the man, I love how he's doing more interviews. With his knowledge and experience it's much better than normal MMA 'journalism'. Respect

Koga site profile image  

9/23/11 10:58 PM by Koga

TK was robbed by quick stand ups as Bas was literally the UFCs poster boy

Hong Kong Phooey site profile image  

9/23/11 10:43 PM by Hong Kong Phooey

 Ruben Villareal

Geoff G Electric site profile image  

9/23/11 10:38 PM by Geoff G Electric

Nick diaz would murder bas !! Nick is Boss !! Bas is one of the most over rated fighters EVER ! Nick bows down 2 no man ! 209 bitches !

ShanTheMan site profile image  

9/23/11 10:34 PM by ShanTheMan

He always does

Porkchop site profile image  

9/23/11 10:22 PM by Porkchop

I hopped on board cause monsterballs said it with eloquence and grace.

ShanTheMan site profile image  

9/23/11 10:20 PM by ShanTheMan

Yea, weird on a FIGHT forum huh?