Last month after Nick Diaz (pictured) ended his second premature retirement to sign a three-bout contract extension with the UFC, the controversial welterweight turned middleweight revealed that he actually doesn’t enjoy fighting.
For the “non-violent” Diaz, scrapping is merely a means to pay the bills.
Guess what, Nick. You’re not the only person in the world who doesn’t like their job.
“A lot of people don’t like going to work, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” UFC president Dana White said over the weekend of Diaz’s dislike for fighting. “He might not enjoy it, but that’s what he does and that’s how makes a living. Not everyone is going to love what they do.”
In mixed martial arts, Diaz stumbled across the best avenue to maximize his earning potential. It has paid him handsomely and made him famous.
Things could be worse. Can you imagine Diaz rolling into the office on this manic Monday, most likely late, sitting behind a computer inside his cubical for the next 10 hours?
“He’s Nick Diaz,” White stated. “There’s a lot of things Nick says that make him Nick. It is what it is. I believe that he doesn’t enjoy fighting.
“When you hear him talk about what he does and why he does it, everything that guys says is the reason he is who is who is. The way he fights, his demeanor, all make him Nick Diaz.”
Diaz returns to doing what he dislikes the most January 31 when he battles Anderson Silva at UFC 183.