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Wednesday, 07/30/2014, 02:33 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘I don’t enjoy fighting or hurting people but I do it because I’ve got to’

“I don’t recommend anybody be a fighter. Fighting is not something that I enjoy doing, it’s something that I do that I feel I have to do. That’s just the way it is. There’s a lot to it.”

“I don’t enjoy fighting. I don’t use that word (excited) in this sport. I use that word like maybe I’m starving, and food is showing up. I’m getting excited. That’s excitement. Or I’m excited to have a couple of days off. I’m excited to fight somebody? I don’t know if people are confused with that term when it comes to fighting. Would you enjoy fighting Anderson Silva?”

“I don’t want to hurt anybody. I’m a non-violent person. I don’t especially enjoy violence. … I hate watching people get hurt. Some of these guys come out and say, ‘I just want to hurt somebody. I just love it.’ Sometimes I want to say, ‘You’re full of shit.’

“I do what I do because I’ve got to do it.”

During today’s special UFC media call, Nick Diaz discussed his thoughts on being a professional fighter, fighting Anderson Silva and more.

Are you surprised with his reaction here?

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