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Nick Diaz Threatens Retirement Following Controversial Defeat

Written by Tom Ngo
February 4th, 2012
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Prior to Saturday’s interim welterweight title affair against Carlos Condit, five of Nick Diaz’s (Pictured) seven losses had been by way of decision. That’s why Diaz claimed that any time his fights go to the judges’ scorecards, he doesn’t expect to have his hand raised.

Well, at UFC 143 Diaz felt he was downright robbed in a (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) unanimous decision loss. Mr. 209 was so upset with the controversial verdict that he threatened to walk away from mixed martial arts forever.

“I’m not gonna accept the fact that this was a loss. That ain’t right,” a disappointed Diaz stated. “I pushed him back the whole fight, I walked him down, I got the takedown, I’m the guy who went on top.

“I think I’m done with this MMA. It’s been great out here. I’ve had a good career. You guys pay me way too much, but I don’t think I’m gonna get enough to keep going in this.”

The 170-pounders competed in some very close rounds to score, specifically the first two frames. Diaz felt that because he consistently took the center of the cage and hunted Condit down, he was the one that dictated Octagon control.

“I don’t need this [expletive]. I pushed this guy back the whole time, he ran from me this whole fight,” Diaz stated. “I landed the harder shots, he ran the whole time. He kicked me with baby leg kicks the whole fight. That was the way they understand how to win in here, I don’t wanna play this game no more.

“I’ll help my team and my brother, I’m out of this [expletive].”

When Diaz’s temperature eventually cools, the 29-year-old will most likely compete again. Then again, we are talking about the most unpredictable fighter the sport has ever seen.

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