Nick Diaz has been keeping a low profile since news emerged that he was now set to fight BJ Penn at UFC 137 in October after being pulled out of his title fight with Georges St.Pierre.
Today the controversial fighter broke his silence in an interview with MMAJunkie and gave his opinion on the three other men involved in the recent debacle which he caused by failing to turn up to a series of media engagements last week to promote his fight.
Diaz On GSP:
“It makes me mad that Georges is going to sit there and call himself a fighter, but he’s not going to stand up and say something about this. He’s going to let it ride. I think I would say something. I would at least have said, ‘I disagree. I don’t agree with canceling my fight because of some dumbass [expletive].’ Instead, he sat there and said, ‘He doesn’t have the commitment to be a champion.’ What is that? I obviously have the commitment to throw my life away. I’ve thrown my life away and sacrificed everything so that I can fight. I did that. I threw my life away so I could work hard and train and fight. That’s commitment.”
Diaz On BJ Penn:
“It’s not like it’s an easy fight for me. I’m not like these bitches. I’m not going to hold B.J. Penn down the whole time like these guys have done. They held B.J. down because they’re bigger than him and stronger than him. I’m not going to do that. I’m not a little bitch to try and hold somebody down. I’m going to go out there and fight this tricky mother [expletive], and it could mean a lot of problems for me. It would have been a lot of problems for them, too, if they had fought him like I fight. They would have lost that fight.”
Diaz On Carlos Condit:
“I am happy for Carlos (Condit). He has a kid and a family. I have don’t have any of that. I gave all that up to fight and be the best. I hope this opportunity helps Carlos and his family.”