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Thursday, 11/28/2013, 08:55 am

Nate Diaz Defends Throwing In Towel: ‘They Don’t Pay Us Enough To Take A$$ Whoopings like This’


It wasn’t that long ago Nate Diaz was stopped with strikes for the first time in his professional career.

Josh Thomson landed a perfectly timed headkick and the Diaz corner threw in the towel in the midst of Nate’s recovery.

During this week’s media events the younger Diaz discussed his recent loss, throwing in the towel and what a beating is worth, financially to a fighter.

Check it:

“I ain’t mad at [Nick]. He was doing what he thought was right. He was like ‘I don’t want to see my brother take no shots. I don’t think they pay us well enough to be taking f***ing ass whoopings like this.’ I didn’t feel like the fight should be ended, but that’s just my opinion. And if I was watching from the outside I probably would have thought, too ‘oh yea, that didn’t really look good.’ But the only people who know are people in that fight. I felt I was defending myself a little bit but I watched it, too. It didn’t look good. It looked like it was time to throw in the towel so I agree with it.”

“I’m sure Junior dos Santos’ coaches were probably thinking ‘we should throw the towel in’ but didn’t. Later that night they probably thought ‘f**k man, I feel really bad. We just let our friend get his ass whooped.’ He’s a soldier, he wasn’t going to quit. A fighter ain’t gonna quit. That’s when it’s up to your friends and your brothers to not let you die.”

Nate Diaz fights in this weekend’s TUF 18 finale main event against Gray Maynard for the third time in his career. Having gone 1-1 against Maynard, Saturday’s main event will serve as a rubber match for the two former UFC title challengers.

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0 Comments to Nate Diaz Defends Throwing In Towel: ‘They Don’t Pay Us Enough To Take A$$ Whoopings like This’

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    Bullshit! You got schooled by that headkick! You were out. Deal with it. Come back stronger.

    • balbonits says:

      i kind of understand that sentiment, but i think the focus of what he was quoted in this article was the general concept of “throwing in the towel.” So I’m not sure about calling “bull” is fair, but that’s your takeaway. But, isn’t that a tad bit harsh. Nate may be a Diaz, not that all Diaz’s in the world are like them brothers, and they’re known for running their mouths from time to time, but he does make a reasonable point.

      Fighters are paid to fight for the entertainment of the fans, not to get hurt. The competition does have injuries and getting hurt as hazards, but it’s not the main thing. That’s why we have the referee, standby ER, and other things provided for the fighters at fight day.

      But going back to Nate’s point,identifying when to throw in the towel is actually the main part of the “seconds” (cornermen). If your fighter is in a very dangerous situation, and in this case a well-timed kick that starts it, and can’t defend themselves properly. Go and save your fighter’s butt, even if he doesn’t agree with it. The pay thing, though, it varies. Maybe in this case, it wasn’t big enough of a purse to pursue (oh, cool! word combo).

  2. Seriously Stop says:

    Quit stealing other sites work for fucks sake.

  3. 757 says:

    Read the entire article you two fucking fools….shut the fuck up and read what he said you idiots. Go back to world at war

    • UFC 84 Forever says:

      Read the comment you clown; Nate clearly says he doesn’t believe the fight should have been stopped.

      “I didn’t feel like the fight should be ended, but that’s just my opinion.”

      • 832 says:

        How about you read the whole paragraph before you go calling otger people a clown, you moron. Last sentence, “I felt I was defending myself a little bit but I watched it, too. It didn’t look good. It looked like it was time to throw in the towel so I agree with it.” Obviously, after watching replay he he feels it was a good stoppage.

      • Dee says:

        And then he said he watched the video and agreed with it.

  4. Ddddddddd says:

    That’s a Diaz. These guys have ADD so bad they can’t stay focused on one answer. It was the right thing it was just done the wrong way. It was the wrong thing but it was done the wright way. I find it amusing and can relate. He ubviously is still workin it out in his head.

  5. 757 says:

    He is a fighter those guys have to be wired to think that way you dummy and you need to learn how to spell Dddddddd and UFC 84 nobody cares about your opinion because you are wrong.

  6. Dddddddddd says:

    Ya
    That was prety bad speling

  7. Ddddddddd says:

    So you’re here to criticize the opinions and spelling of others but have no opinion about the article? That would make you a troll. Troll on We need a troll.

  8. mma says:

    Nate gets 2nd rate pay because he’s a 2nd rate fighter. He’s talking his way into one of the 2nd rate promotions where he belongs, so they can claim he’s a 1st rate fighter among the 3rd rate losers! Just win a fight HOMMIE!

  9. 757 says:

    Shut up stupid. I gave my opinion when I said re read the article, and then made my second comment. You can obviously see by reading them that I disagree with UFC 84. It would appear that spelling is not the only problem you have. You are dumb all the way around. Dddddddddd da

  10. Ddddddddddd says:

    So then?what was it you got from the article and where is your response? Because I agree with 84 realizing Nate was out and is having a hard time processing it. You’re having a hard time with it also.

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