Nick Diaz has finally spoken.
Problem is he really didn’t say anything. At least not about testing positive for marijuana following his controversial loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. Diaz appeared on last night’s premiere episode of “MMA Uncensored” on Spike TV and said he is “under instruction not to talk about that.” Bummer.
Diaz did talk a little bit about the Condit fight though and why he’s so frustrated with MMA right now. Transcription via 5th Round:
“Honestly, I felt it was smarter to play it safe and go ahead and push forward and win the rounds,” he expressed. “I’ve lost fights before where I’m landing more punches and I’m moving away from the guy. So, the way that they score things at the end doesn’t seem very consistent to me.
“I come back and I learn from my mistakes from last time and it doesn’t really make a difference in the end. So, if anything I proved that this isn’t really working out. Because of all these fights I’ve lost, I’m usually winning the fights. You watch the guys taking more damage.
“It’s just kinda irritating to me that we’re awarding people in mixed martial arts for trying to move away and not finish the fight.”
As for the future, Nick says he hasn’t really thought about any of it yet and it “just feels good to get some workouts in and try to act to normal.” For better or worse, he’s going to have plenty of time for that with his looming suspension.