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Nick Diaz retiring again unless offered Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre

AndersonSilva - MMAWEEKLYUFC welterweight Nick Diaz appears to be once again be done with Mixed Martial Arts, leaving fans to wonder if he is crying wolf or legitimately moving on to the next phase of his life. Diaz hung his gloves up after a decision loss to Carlos Condit in 2012 but decided to end his short-lived retirement to fight rival Georges St-Pierre.

Similarly, Diaz has apparently said he will return to the ring if given a rematch with St-Pierre or a crack at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

UFC Tonight reporter Ariel Helwani confirmed the matter earlier today by way of Twitter.

The 26-9 Diaz lost a fairly one-sided decision to St-Pierre last month but exited the effort angry based on the involved athletic commission’s approach to title-fight weights. Though such scraps are supposed to be contested at the specific weight involved, Quebec’s regulatory board doesn’t take decimal points into consideration, meaning Montreal native St-Pierre could have technically come in over 170 pounds and still defended his belt.

Meanwhile, Diaz has expressed past interest in Silva before in terms of testing his skills against the best the sport has to offer.

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10 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    Id like to see him vs anderson but id also like it to be non title or he should earn. As it is diaz is showing he cant hang with the compotition in the ufc.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    look i love Nick Diaz, there arent many fighters in the entire history of the sport i would rather watch fight, but i’m starting to hope he moves to boxing, or that he has enough money to do a Ricardo Arona, and just smoke weed and enjoy life.
    personally i think there are way more entertaining fights for Nick Diaz (at WW and MW) than GSP or Anderson Silva. i would love to see a Robbie Lawler or Carlos Condit rematch right now, both would be awesome fun, and i guarantee the Condit rematch wouldnt be as shite as the first fight

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Prepare for meandering weed fueled diatribes from behind the steering wheel on the subject of “Silva=Bitch”.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Actually, I wonder if he’d consider fighting Wandy at 185?
    I’d pay to see that.

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  • MCM says:

    Bye.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Love him or hate him, everybody enjoys watching Nick fight, and there are a ton of interesting matchups to be made. I’d put him against Lawler next, but a Condit rematch would also be great (with Carlos not worried about securing a title shot). Or plenty of other guys such as Kampmann, Ellenberger, Rory, etc.

    Despite his 2-fight losing streak sandwiched around a year-long suspension, Nick would still get co-main event status (or headline a FUEL card), which would easily earn him 6 figures between his fight salary and sponsorship. But apparently that’s not good enough for Nick.

    He’s a highly skilled, well rounded fighter but his actual accomplishments don’t come close to matching his own inflated perception of himself, continually calling for fights against the true legends of the sport. I mean, honestly, how many top-10 welterweights has Nick beaten in his career? What is the signature win of Nick’s career? It’s pretty delusional for him to even talk about fighting Anderson Silva.

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  • MCM says:

    “I mean, honestly, how many top-10 welterweights has Nick beaten in his career? What is the signature win of Nick’s career?” : Richard

    1, maybe 2 if you count Dailey. And Gomi (he’s the 1 top 10er). You’re right, he’s ego is WAAAAYY bigger than his accomplishments. Even Bisping isn’t as bad as Diaz.

    As for everybody enjoying watching him fight….no. I mean he’s fun when he’s taking on B grade fighters and they decided to just stand in front of him and throw punches, but when he takes on anyone with a game plan or any wrestler with decent top control, all he does is walk forward saying “Bitch” without doing anything.
    Hendricks, Ellenberger, Kos, Story, Pierce, Maia, Stun Gun and probably a few others would all make him look like the second rate fighter he is. Woodley, Saffedine, Rory, Jordan Mein, Kampmann, Alves, and probably Hathoway, could all take him in the stand up too. A good fight for Diaz is someone like Matt Brown, Sexyama, or Cote. Although Cote would most likely come in with a decent (or any) gameplan and win the Dec.

    Diaz, like Sheilds, seems to be better suited for orgs other than the UFC.

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  • raker says:

    “Diaz, like Sheilds, seems to be better suited for orgs other than the UFC.”

    I guess we’ll see soon if you can add Melendez to that list.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    And the Gomi win was at 160. Nick’s accomplishments at WW have been solid but unspectacular. For me, until he actually beats some legitimate top 10 guys at 170 his ranking will always ring hollow.

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  • Niv says:

    I’ve always considered myself a Diaz fan, but now I’m just tired of this guy. He brought exactly zero, no more, no less to the GSP fight and now he’s complaining again?

    Time to retire dude, I’m tired of listening to you and if you fight like your last one, I don’t want to watch you fight either.

    I don’t care anymore, Diaz could be relevant, but he goes out of his way to make himself irrelevant.

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