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Check Out Nick Diaz’s First Interview Since His Loss to Condit and Positive Drug Test


(Video courtesy of Sapo/IronForgesIron)

Nick Diaz has been out of the public eye since his close UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit and subsequent announcement by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that he had tested positive for marijuana metabolites, so when we heard he was going to break his silence on SPIKE’s new MMA Uncensored show last night, we tuned in to hear what he had to say.

Unfortunately we were disappointed since he did not address the positive test or retirement and really didn’t say much about the Condit fight except that he thinks the judges in the sport choose their favorites to win and that he still feels he won the fight.

“Well, I never said anything about pursuing boxing. I [haven't] really said much about anything about what I’m gonna be doing in the future. I’ve had what feels like a week or so to think about any of this, but I haven’t really put much thought into it, ” he explained. “It just feels good to get some workouts in and just try to act normal, I guess.”

“I think I could have gotten that fight to the ground and finished the fight or been a little more dominant throughout some of those other rounds. Or in some of the later rounds, had I put a little more pressure into the first two, but… Honestly, I felt it was smarter to play it safe and go ahead and push forward and win the rounds. I’ve lost fights before where I’m landing more punches and I’m moving away from the guy. So, the way that they score things at the end doesn’t really seem very consistent to me,” Diaz said. “I come back and I learn from my mistakes last time and it doesn’t really make a difference in the end. So, if anything I proved that this isn’t really working out. Because of all these fights I’ve lost, I’m usually winning the fights. You watch and the guy’s taking more damage. It’s just kinda irritating to me that we’re rewarding people in mixed martial arts for trying to move away and not finish the fight.”

Like the show itself, the interview was an awkward one and Diaz seemed like Cesar Gracie was standing off camera with a shotgun forcing him to do it.

On an unrelated note, I wonder what happened to MMAJunkie’s involvement on the show. The website announced late last year that it would be forming a partnership with the show, that would be supported by MMAJunkie content and co-hosted by some of its writers.

At least the Dan Henderson segment on the death of PRIDE was decent.

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Todd M- February 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm
^ I was wondering if there was a MMA Journo I hated more than Straka and that Craig Carton might just fit the bill, that was the weakest MMA news show to date. In between arguing like the ill informed 'fans' that they are they also managed to shit on Ryan Bader and Sexiyama as well as air an 'expose' (read one shady guys version of events) on the demise of Pride. Well done Spike you just drove the final nail in your own coffin.
andersonaldo- February 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Am I the only one that finds the interviewer to be extremely annoying and uniformed. Dude literally sounds like he doesn't respect the fighters or knows what the hell he's talking about
bootystar- February 25, 2012 at 7:13 am
Fuck man, Nick, If you are reading this I I pray you are, listen dude. Fighting is like acting or politics. It's not just a fight, that's why you had Lesnar sell out with that company to be a spokesperson. He's billing bro. Find your niche & take addvantage of it. Bang gracie over the head with a blunt to get him to spend sone cash on a, fuck the word just slipped from my mind, like a commercial busines so you, ya Marketing business to market yourself properly. You're easily the most well know dope feind bro. Tap into being a spokesman & get paid for it. charities are for making money not helping people. get a marketing agency behind you, get some endorsements dude. no pun intended, but you're a high flyer. You got personality & talent. the game is only friendly for a season, take advantage of this to prolong it the way Jordan has
pinkyslayer- February 25, 2012 at 4:06 am
has anyone else noticed that bootystar's posts make absolutely no fucking sense? And am I the only one that thinks that benderson MAY be a bit weaker than maynard, maynard doesnt hold a candle to benderson's explosiveness, athelticism, and DEFINITELY not his jiujitsu. I truly believe Bendo will win this one in the fourth round by submisson. If not, then edgar wins by a split decision.
intercept440- February 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm
@zescape fuck you grammar nazi cunt..diaz just said he wanted to play it safe.. meanwhile all he ever does is bitch about people who (again) quote on quote have a plan... go back to sucking cock ....your probably good at it...wtf is up with people who do nothing but bitch about how someone spells shit...
(btw cumguzzler there is a reason why my spelling sucks it took a total of 5 secodns to type this bitch.....
bootystar- February 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm
play back is gonna be on tap at these bars, ufc reruns & recycled water, not to mention endorsement deals & the stock market due to going public
Zescape- February 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm
Glad to see Nick is back to acting NORML.

@intercept440: Did you really just say "quote on quote?" I'm surprised you know know what hypocrite means, but not surprised you can't spell it.
RSparrow- February 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm
Guapo, you're the man. Free drinks at my bar anytime. By the way, y'all saw dranos middleschool picture earlier right?
intercept440- February 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm
for a guy who constantly claims to hate fighters who quote on quote "PLAY IT SAFE TO WIN" he comes off as quite a little bitch hypocritc...and i have to say ...AHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHAAAHAHAAAAA.
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djp1988- February 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm
I love at the end of the inteview, when Diaz makes the face realizing how awkward that whole inteview was.
El Guapo- February 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm
"I dunno, you know. It's like, sometimes when you win you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win. I mean, yeah, I won the fight but then I lost, you know? If you're gonna run the whole fight, then don't fight. Go run triathlons or something, you know? I dunno."
2Dogs- February 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm
It may be just me ...but i think someones gonna grab someone and beat the livin piss outta them dunno, just sayin...
RSparrow- February 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm
El Guapo's impersonation in 3, 2,
bootystar- February 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm
@KarmaAteMyCat, I never watch vids anymore, porn put me off them. I hope so though, cuz I prolly just gave him an extra way to make income, Chong is in the past, now the most famous chronic isn't even snoop but Nick Diaz. Make your money bro, make it. Now is your day
KarmaAteMyCat- February 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm
Anyone else Notice Cagepotato got a shoutout on this show?
bootystar- February 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm
diaz piss is gonna be a Hot commodity soon. if he ganges out big time, his piss could be a luxury item due to his body creates metabolytes from the dope & rendering them health. it's like cooking beef only his body is the BBQ & he's frying the weed in his system, I could see his piss being a high quality drink in dope stores, as machida has popularized drinking piss. no one wants to drink their own piss right or another guy's so I could see chick fans & gays drinking his piss, & male fans drinking arrianny celeste's piss if she started to hit the gym, actually especially rousey carano & Bater Tate. enchalada started it off & now piss will be flowing harder & with more volume than a champagne fountain
Kid Clam Curtains- February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm
What the fuck is up with the interviewer? Does he not understand there is a small lag in the time that he asks a question and Nick hears it? Light speed is fast but its not that fast dude. Give the guy 1 second maybe before you just start talking again.
MMAposeur- February 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Damn that is one brain dead mother fucker.
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