For the second time in as many fights, controversial welterweight Nick Diaz (pictured) threatened retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts following a frustrating unanimous decision defeat.
This time, Diaz announced his plans after losing to reigning 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158.
“I think I’m going to have to just kind of figure out if I want to keep doing this,” Diaz said in his in-Octagon interview. “To be honest, I don’t think I’ve really got it anymore.”
Diaz was trounced by the baddest welterweight in bare feet to the tune of a (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) unanimous decision on Saturday night. It was his first fight back after serving a year-long marijuana suspension following his decision defeat to Carlos Condit for the vacant interim title.
The 29-year-old initially announced his retirement after losing the bout to Condit, one that Diaz was confident he had won. Many pundits believed he would return after the disappointment from the judges’ verdict dissipated.
He had 12 months to mull it over and couldn’t pass up the chance to come back to challenge GSP for this throne. It’s likely he’ll do the same once again somewhere down the line.
If this was in fact the last time Diaz enters an MMA cage, he’ll go down with a 26-9 (1 NC) professional record.