Nate Diaz: Thomson scared $#!^less, Benson weird, Gil the real champ

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nate Diaz recently appeared on a special edition of BJPenn Radio an a remarkably compelling one hour interview.

“I don’t really want to credit him too much for that fight,” said Diaz. “You know? I don’t think that he should get too much. I think it was more a negative on my part than a positive on his part. I think he might have just capitalized a little bit. I think, I know it’s because I fought and everything, but I think the stop was premature, but, I didn’t want to cause a scene at the time.

“I didn’t know how it went or how it looked. I was in there fighting and the guy jumped in stopped the fight and I was like, ‘what the f— is going on here? Why are you stopping the fight?’ I didn’t think I was damaged anymore better or worse off than I had been in my prior fights. I thought I was good to go, but I didn’t want to make a scene. Maybe I got caught with some combos and it looked worse. I think it looked worse than what was really going on in there.”

“He didn’t come in there and put no ass whopping on me. You know what I’m saying? He didn’t come in there and make anything happen. I have never fought somebody before who had ever wanted out of a fight so bad. I expected a fight. I expected him to grab me and try to hold on to me or throw some kicks and move and throw some punches and move but that motherf—er was straight running and I had to chase his down.”

“I was chasing him the whole fight. I was the aggressor. I was restless, you know? How can you not be when a guy is running scared shitless for his life? I’m over aggressive trying to get a hold of him and that’s why I got hit, because I’m over aggressive. I’m trying to meet the criteria to win these rounds.”

“He was scared s—less when I was fighting him. It’s unbelievable how scared he was in there. He was running for his life… He was making bitch ass lady sounds and that’s not bullshit. I’m not here talking s— on him, this is reality. He was making woman sounds. He was running out of the clinch. I hit him in the face and he was going ‘Oh, oh, ehh’ making woman sounds I’ve never even heard out of a man before during a fight. I’m hearing his corner telling him to smile and I’m like, ‘Yeah, smile motherf—er’ and not a single smile came out of his mouth. He had a look of panic the whole fight. You have to be in there to fight these guys to know that. This is how it went. I’ve seen him in other fights, he was smiling at the other guy, bouncing around. He didn’t have no time for that against me. He was frantic and trying not to get his ass whooped.”

“I don’t really want to credit him too much for that fight, you know? I don’t think that he should get too much. I think it was more a negative on my part than a positive on his part. I think he might have just capitalized a little bit. I think, I know it’s because I fought and everything, but I think the stop was premature, but, I didn’t want to cause a scene at the time. I didn’t know how it went or how it looked. I was in there fighting and the guy jumped in stopped the fight and I was like, ‘what the f— is going on here? Why are you stopping the fight?’ I didn’t think I was damaged anymore better or worse off than I had been in my prior fights. I thought I was good to go, but I didn’t want to make a scene. Maybe I got caught with some combos and it looked worse. I think it looked worse than what was really going on in there.”

Among the other points conveyed by Diaz were:
•The would fight Thomson again, right now.
•He won’t fight at 155 again, unless it is against Thomson, to avenge another loss, or for a #1 contender spot.
•Benson Henderson is weird.
•Benson is not the true lightweight champion, Gil Melendez is.
•Gray Maynard should not get a title shot.

Transcription by MMAMania