As Hannibal Smith used to famously say, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Although Nick Diaz (Pictured) doesn’t always take the most conventional route – which oftentimes leaves him looking misunderstood, if not foolish – things have ultimately worked out for the controversial welterweight.
According to Mr. 209, there is a method behind his madness and it’s all spelled out in his master plan.
“It’s been embarrassing,” Diaz candidly admitted of his erratic behavior on Inside MMA. “You don’t always come off the way that you want to or look the way you want to. I go out there and just act up and become the evil villain and calling guys out and stuff, but it seemed to have worked. I’m getting the fights I want. So, yeah. I can’t complain right now.”
After disposing of BJ Penn at UFC 137, Diaz leapfrogged back into a title fight against reigning 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre. Although he wasn’t about to reveal his strategy for GSP, Diaz did manage to take a jab at St-Pierre’s alleged lay-and-pray tactics.
“I have a plan for everything. I think that’s what I’m good at, that’s what I bring to the table,” Diaz stated. “We’ll see how that goes. Now he’s fighting somebody that does everything.
“You’ll see either GSP go out there and finish this fight, he’s wanted to go for the finish. Or you’re going to see me have an answer for this stalling and win the rounds.”
There’s an old adage that goes, ‘The squeaky wheel gets the oil.’ But in fighting, the loudest mouth might wind up getting the biggest beatdown. If that is what’s in store, Diaz is prepared to accept the consequences.
“I’m the one that’s in this division that’s mouthin’ off and talking the most, so if anybody’s in for a good whoopin’, I’m probably that guy,” Diaz said. “And who better to do it than the UFC champion? I’m ready to get this show on the road. I’m not getting any younger. I’m ready to fight.”
Diaz is expected to challenge St-Pierre for his crown on February 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada.