Nick Diaz has never been shy about expressing his emotions and the newly-minted welterweight champ turned it up a notch after his impressive win over Marius Zaromskis at “Strikeforce: Miami” this Saturday.
When the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wizard-turned-slugger was asked who he thought was deserving of getting first crack at his brand new title, Diaz wasn’t too impressed with the short-list of names that were being brought to his attention.
“I’d rather fight somebody that’s a little more important than Jay Hieron,” Diaz matter-of-factly stated. “(His) fight wasn’t even on the main card, so why am I going to fight him? Nobody saw it. Nobody even knows who he is. They keep bringing me these guys nobody knows.”
Well Nick, if you aren’t familiar with Jay, how about former EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons?
“Who is Noons? He hasn’t fought forever. This guy doesn’t even fight anymore or something or quit, is scared,” Diaz bitterly said of the man who holds a controversial win over him.
There is a certain 170-pounder, who just happened to be cage-side to watch Diaz dismantle Zaromskis inside the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, in UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre that would present an interesting matchup for Diaz.
You know who he is, right? Well Diaz sure does and he stated that he wouldn’t mind getting his cannabis infested hands on one of the planet’s baddest Pound4Pound fighters.
Perhaps Diaz’ mind was already heavily stimulated after the emotional victory …
“I want to fight Georges St-Pierre,” Diaz stated without hesitation. “If they give me an option, that’s the only fight I’m talking about. I want to fight the best. I want to fight the people that everybody thinks is the best out there.”
Realistically, GSP is likely locked-in for life with the UFC and Diaz has found himself with Strikeforce, so the potential scrap won’t go down for quite some time, if at all.
In the meantime, Diaz is down for whoever, whenever. But now that he’s dawning gold around his waist, he’s expecting for Strikeforce to show him the proper “respect” that a champion deserves.
“I’ll do whatever is going to pay me. I need money so I can take care of my family,” said Diaz. “I’ll fight whoever you want me to. Just pay me more money. Whoever you can pay me the most money to fight, I’m going to fight.”