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Jake Shields Doesn’t Think Nick Diaz is Done Fighting [VIDEO]

(“Tell me you aren’t going to miss this shit, bro.”)

Our friends at caught up with Jake Shields ahead of his UFC 144 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama Saturday in Japan and they asked the Team Cesar Gracie fighter whether or not he thinks his teammate Nick Diaz will follow through on his plan to retire.

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According to the former Strikeforce middleweight champ, he doesn’t believe Diaz’s fighting days are behind him and he feels that the Stockton native let his emotions get the best of him after his razor-close decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. Shields says that some time away from the sport will likely rejuvenate the former Strikeforce welterweight champ and stoke the fire inĀ Diaz to compete again.

“He’s calmed down; I think he’s gonna fight again. I think it’s just, you know, he’s been a little burned out. They’ve been fighting him like crazy, keeping him busy. I think he just needs a little break,” Shields explained. “Unfortunately, he’ll probably be suspended for a little while, but the time off will make him love the sport again and make him wanna get back in there.”

During a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing today Diaz’s license was suspended and his fight purse and bonuses ordered held until a future disciplinary hearing is held at a yet-to-be-determined date. We’ll have more info as it becomes available.

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Todd M- February 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm
In the above picture Nick could be Carlos' evil twin.
intercept440- February 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm
12ozcurls FTW
Jackbequick- February 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Diaz is done fighting, just like BJ Penn. Once he smokes up 200 K worth of the finest chronic he'll be back, chomping at the bit like the stoned war-horse he is.
The12ozCurls- February 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Even when Nick Diaz retires from MMA he will never quit fighting. His epic battle with 3rd grade grammar has been going on since birth and he will continue to fight the English language(and lose)throughout the remaining days of his life.
IronClad- February 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Bongtar...did you ever used to log on under the name CAPSLOCKHAL?
Kid Clam Curtains- February 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm
this is shocking news
BONGTAR- February 22, 2012 at 11:59 am
Jake has that acne face again. I bet his back looks like the frozen pizzas with the little cut up pepperonis all over. Fuckin guy.
Chonde- February 22, 2012 at 11:55 am
MMA Weekly said that the meeting will be in April. I hope its on April 20th and Diaz just shows up "medicated" as shit. lol
bootystar- February 22, 2012 at 11:23 am
Nick will never be done fitting the system. He's plugged into it prefectly. He's charged & ready to zapp, captcha - cannyst - abyss