Nick Diaz, as far as the public knows, is retired from MMA.
Following his loss to Carlos Condit for the interim UFC welterweight title, Diaz announced his retirement after bitter disappointment in the way the judges scored the fight. In the days following he was named as failing a drug test from the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to traces of marijuana metabolites in his system.
As a result few outside of Diaz’s inner-circle have any real idea on what the enigmatic scrapper will do next.
On a recent edition of SportsNet’s UFC Central, several fighters were asked to give their opinion on Diaz. Among those interviewed include Georges St-Pierre, who has been itching at the opportunity to face Diaz after the Stockton-native went off on GSP over the last year, Roy Nelson, frequent training partner Ronda Rousey, Condit, and Josh Koscheck.
“He’s just a different breed,” said Koscheck on the subject. “He’s got a chip on his shoulder. I respect that. I think that he comes to fight. The guy just likes to fight and that’s pretty good, I like that.”
Hear what the others have to say about Diaz in the video below:
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