Nick and Nate Diaz make an unusual media apprearance at Spike’s MMA Uncensored Live answering questions from the media, facebook and twitter fans. The show put out a poll ‘Who wins the Lightweight Title Fight?’ in the beginning of the show. The results came back with 18% Ben Henderson, 82% Nate Diaz.
Nick Diaz time and again gets asked about his legal wrangling with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and his yearlong suspension.
Nick Diaz states….
“I’m not really focused on that right now. I’m just trying to live life like a normal person real quick. I’ve been fighting every 3 months since I was 16 with one suspension or break before just taking some time off real quick. “
All 3 hosts of the show feel Nick Diaz was victimized and made a scapegoat by the NSAC considering it’s marijuana vs TRT. There are legitimate performance enhance drugs fighters have used and tested positive and their suspension isn’t nearly as long. They then asked “Do you feel like the NSAC is picking on you?
“Yeah, maybe. I don’t know if they expected me to be around this long and to do half as good as I did. They got to use somebody to point the finger at and right now it’s been me. It’s easy to make me the guy.
Q: If things go well and say the suspension gets lifted tomorrow are you ready to fight?
“I’m always training to fight you know that’s just me.”
Q: If someone gets injured you can fill in?
“Sure. I’m ready. I’m not gonna slow my training. I compete in triathalons and just overall fitness year round. I’m always trying to make an improvement as I’m growing older and just overall trying to improve my athletisism so yeah. I’m ready to do something that’s worthwhile.”
Q: Growing up is there a fighter you try to imitate or now that you guys try to imitate
“Always been a really big Royce Gracie fan that’s pretty much who got me tapping people out but I wasn’t under any instruction in jiu jitsu but I know what I see and say hey I can do that. Just til I made my way to the fight team training”
“Royce Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ninja Rua and Shogun Rua. And my dude right here(pointing at his bro big Nick)”
Final question to Nick: If you’re eligible to fight tomorrow and you’re in there with GSP would you beat him?
“Oh yeah, I’ll win the fight. Yeah.”
Final question to Nate: After December will you be the lightweight champion of the world?
“That is definitely the plan.”
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