(“What the fuck did you just say?” PicProps: Showtime)
Looks like the intrepid journalists at Strikeforce Films had to go to the gym and pull a shirtless Nick Diaz out of a training session in order to actually get him on the record about his upcoming rematch with KJ Noons. This after Diaz no-showed the company’s media conference call on Tuesday, leaving Noons to answer everybody’s questions all by his lonesome. Maybe that was for the best actually, since the last time Strikeforce tried to put Diaz onto a conference call he was so “sleepy” he didn’t really know what was going on. Or Maybe the Diaz Bros are finally starting to realize that talking to the media shouldn’t be their main thing, given how much stupid shit they constantly say whenever they get the chance. No wait, sorry, they’re still totally into doing that.
Anyway, the result of SF Films’ effort is after the jump, and it’s pretty much what you would expect: Diaz continues act like he thinks of himself as a normal, happy-go-lucky guy who just can’t believe that all these assholes keep fucking with him.
As you can see, that includes Noons and Mayhem Miller, both of whom Diaz considers unworthy of even getting in the cage with him. Unfortunately, Strikeforce keeps insisnting that he fight these dudes and, frankly, that makes Diaz mad.
On the topic of his first fight with Noons, he says: “I wasn’t excited about that fight, that’s why I was running in on him like that and I took those punches. I was angry and I was careless and I was rushing in. I’m used to fighting all really good opponents, you know? I had no idea who this guy was and he wasn’t important … He just had no business being the main event of a show anyway. Who was he? Nobody knew who KJ Noons was. He only got knocked out by one important guy who wasn’t important.”
Yeah, you’re on your own with that last sentence.
Diaz expresses interest in a second fight with Noons only because it gives him the chance to put right what once went wrong, after a doctor’s stoppage halted their first bout at the end of the first round.“If I’m gonna lose, can I lose for real?” he laments at one point here. About Miller, Diaz is even more chagrinned. He just doesn’t understand why he would fight a guy like that. He simply can’t fathom it.
“I’m not excited about fighting people that aren’t good,” he say. “That’s the thing about fighting (Jason) Miller. I have no problem taking a fight with Miller. The thing is, why does he get to fight me? (Ed. Note: This is why.) I don’t understand that. He just keeps losing and then he gets to fight me? Because I’m not important, right? He goes to Japan and he takes fights with just ridiculous opponents and then makes a joke out of them … I think that’s bullshit, man. I’ve never took a fight like that in my life, I’d never do that. That would be embarrassing for me. If something like that (Sakuraba fight) would take place I would finish the fight in a respectable manner … I wouldn’t just sit in there wearing zebra pants punching the guy and acting like a fool.”
No, we certainly wouldn’t want anyone looking like a fool here.