Dana White: If Diaz is not 100% in, he should probably retire

source: The Underground

Except for a controversial and handily avenged cuts stoppage loss to KJ Noons, Nick Diaz has not lost in almost six years, since he dropped three unanimous decisions in a row, to Diego Sanches, Joe Riggs, and Sean Sherk.

That amazing streak was broken last night when judges awarded Carlos Condit a close decision. Diaz responded by talking retirement.

"You guys pay me way too much, but I don't think I'm going to get enough to keep going in this," said Diaz. "He ran the whole time. He kicked me in the leg with little baby leg kicks the whole fight. That's the way they understand hpw to win in here, so I don't want to play this game no more."

At the post fight press conference, UFC President "Let me tell you what, the kid's made a lot of money. If he didn't want to do it anymore, maybe he could retire. But why? He's in his prime. Fight for a few more years, and he'll have enough money to really do it and kick back the rest of his life."

"Nick one hundred percent believes he won the fight. I think once he goes home, relaxes and calms down ... Nick Diaz is a fighter, I don't see Nick Diaz retiring. But, who knows? It's one of those things, too, this isn't one of those sports where you want to be half in and half out. 'I don't know what I wanna do' -- if that's the way you feel, you probably should retire."


tags: UFC 143   Carlos Condit (detail)  Nick Diaz (detail)  Dana White   


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Entreri site profile image  

2/6/12 7:20 PM by Entreri

Dana's dream was GSP vs. Diaz. Dana's look of disappointment and possibly anger at Condit winning was apparent. I would have loved to see GSP smash Diaz. Oh well, we always can't have what we want.

fightharder site profile image  

2/6/12 7:16 PM by fightharder

Dude,Could not agree more. I personally like Diaz style of fighting a lot but people make him out to be some kind of deity (Fedor anyone).Diaz has some serious holes in his game. That sucks for the UFC and Dana because Diaz GSP is a PPV dream (and if you hold that event in Canada it might do record gate numbers as well) but they would have to live with it.Anyways how many times did he now retire already. Even though i love seeing Diaz fight i am kind of hoping he does really retire.Because otherwise Diaz would be playing around and i hate to see him ''not keep it real''.

Yelm site profile image  

2/6/12 12:15 AM by Yelm

 Yes because the UFC wasn't already  hyping DIAZ to fight GSP.  Diaz fans are worse than the BJ fanboys.  I wish I had more vote downs.

PiousDevil site profile image  

2/5/12 11:01 PM by PiousDevil

proof that earlier join date =/= higher IQ.Thank you, we needed this.

ufcman187 site profile image  

2/5/12 10:54 PM by ufcman187

Fuck, here we go. Penn and Diaz out of retirement to have a rematch and the winer gets the winner of GSP and carlos. On the same card we will see Coleman vs Frye 3, Severn vs Shamrock , and Couture vs Liddell

michaelkaras site profile image  

2/5/12 6:59 PM by michaelkaras

so you're in favor of a play it safe kind of mma sport i assume?if so, say goodbye to MMA.that condit performance was a joke. turning your back and running multiple times? way to exhibit warrior spirit.

Leghound site profile image  

2/5/12 4:46 PM by Leghound

Meh, don't let the door hit you on the way out Diaz. Sure, guy is a gamer, but I'm tired of his constant bitching and playing the victim role. Always the victim. Go do boxing and see how that turns out, or go get paid doing triathlons, or go try getting a real world job using your brain or other skills you may have and see what type of money you command. That, or do what someone with heart and intelligence would do and STFU, recognize the holes in your game, and come back stronger.

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2/5/12 4:37 PM by slugshot331

Someone's about to get Squatdog'd.

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2/5/12 4:18 PM by TheAlchemist

 I swear Dana was a woman in his past life.

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2/5/12 4:16 PM by KimuraKing

Diaz should finish his UFC contract then fight in Boxing and MMA in Japan where they use a ring and gay ass elbows are not allowed on the ground. He won't make as much $ but he will always be a thorn in the UFC's side just like another fighter working outside of Zuffa.Fedor