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Thursday, 05/31/2012, 09:02 am

Report: Nick Diaz Received $300K in Showing For Press Conference Bonus Money


By Ryan Busuttil

Nick Diaz continues to make his way into the news following his yearlong suspension at the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Along with his suspension, Diaz was fined 30% of his $200k purse for his UFC 143 fight against Carlos Condit and 30% of his $65k bonus money. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that, according to NSAC Commission Keith Kizer, the bonus money was not a “Fight of the Night” bonus, but part of a $300k bonus that the UFC gave to Diaz, mainly for showing up to all UFC 143 Press Conferences. Kizer further stated that Diaz lost out on PPV incentives when he no showed press conferences promoting his fight with George St. Pierre last fall, so the $300k bonus money was the UFC’s attempt to help Diaz “make up” the money he lost.

UFC President Dana White has yet to comment on the situation.

It’s interesting how the UFC felt that Diaz needed financial incentive to attend press conferences that all fighters are expected to attend.

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38 Comments to Report: Nick Diaz Received $300K in Showing For Press Conference Bonus Money

  1. Thom says:

    Lol, Diaz makes 6x more money for showing up at a press conference than Chael does to show up at his fights.

    • K2 says:

      Cause Nick’s 6x the fighter Mr. 17:1 Sonnen is?

    • Parko says:

      Bullshit!

      Why the hell do you guys think Chael is only getting what the NSAC payouts say? Chael makes pretty sure something like half a million with his latest fights.

      If you take the reported payouts (as total fighter’s income) for granted you’re just showing that you have no idea what fighters really get and come out as a TUF-newb!

      • Thom says:

        So with that logic Nick also makes more than his base payout right? So it’s safe to say he still makes 6x what Sonnen does. Please show me something that indicates Chael earning 500k. You can’t. ”Hur you’re a mma noob”… right whatever helps you sleep at night fag.

        • Parko says:

          Yep, I’m a noob. Following MMA intensively for 10 years now ….

          “So with that logic Nick also makes more than his base payout right?”

          Lol. Dana said by himself that Nick lost a seven figure payout with not fighting GSP ….

          NOOOOB!!

          No time to argue with you … sorry. Got more important things to do ….

        • Rodriguez says:

          Thom I bet you only started watching MMA because all your little buddies would go watch it at baffalo’s while they drank ***** ass alcoholic beverages. How do I know this? Because you actually called someone an MMA noob. Once you have been watching MMA for a long time you don’t think everyone is a noob ya dumb bitch, you help them understand the sport and grow to love it. FYI you prolly dont know shit hoe!

    • Dana White says:

      DW- Nick we need you to do some press conferences to promote the fight

      ND- No

      DW- Common man, everyone does this shit, just show up and answer a few questions.

      ND- Fuck that shit man, like, I mean, I’m a fighter and shit, ya know?

      DW- What the fuck are you talking about?

      ND- I’m saying it’s bullshit, like people ask me all these fucking questions and stuff.

      DW- Yeah, that’s what a fucking press conference is.

      ND- Caesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

      DW- huh?

      ND- Fuckin people need to.. you know? and like, Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez, 209

      DW- I’ll give you $300,000 to just go to the fucking press conference. I don’t even care if you answer any questions, just show up.

      • Donnybrook says:

        LOL….

        • Dick Niaz says:

          Stockton homie….and yo- why is this motherfucker putting his mug on me? I’m like, yo why you gotta put your mug on me an shit, like man up, let’s do this, ya know? Fuck KJ Noons man, that’s what I’m sayin. My brother fuckin hit his dad in the face with a water bottle, what now? Yeah that’s what I thought.

      • primalmasher says:

        LOL

        enemy, you know, down!

  2. nEWVArO says:

    Hell yeah! Nick Diaz is hanging that board, makin that money!

  3. Donnybrook says:

    WOW talk about being catered to… I sure hope we don’t hear him wine about money ever again.

    • nEWVArO says:

      When does he ever complain about money?

      • King Prodigy Levreau says:

        EVERYTIME he is being interviewed and asked about how he feels about the pay scale, he seems to hint at the possibility of switching to boxing to make even more money because he feels like he is wasting his time with these little itsy bitsy paydays. I love the Diaz brother’s and central cali. Good for Nick for standing there ground and taking some of the UFC pot. No pun intended. I’m sure he believes in the Wu Tang when they say C.R.E.A.M. because he came from nothing and is fignting for it all. One Love from the city of “NO”.

      • Larry says:

        I’m guessing you have never listened to a Nick Diaz interview. It seems like he mentions making money more times every interview than Bruce Willis says the F Word in Die Hard.

      • Donnybrook says:

        Apparently you’ve never watched any of Nicks interviews’.

  4. DAMN! says:

    That’s a shitload of weed to go by for Nick, 300K damn..

  5. Michael hamlin says:

    Dana is trash!!!

  6. Axel39 says:

    300 k ? Just to talk at conferences ! I want some of that !

    • Dinglenuts Magee says:

      Nick Diaz has advanced intellectual abilities and highly developed, insightful and articulate messages when he speaks.

      Not just anyone can command that sort of pay scale for public appearances.

  7. Mark Petrie says:

    Can’t blame him for DW’s stupidity and catering to him.

    Someone PLEASE knock him out when he’s back in action.

  8. Mike says:

    Good for Nick.

  9. KP says:

    Each fighter is different. If I were the UFC I would pay Carlos Condit and Anderson Silva extra $$$ to not wear running shoes into the ring.

  10. Martin says:

    Haha sonnen would waste that pathetic **** diaz

    • In your wet dreams man says:

      No way man.. Just wouldent happen.. sonnen would need to be like 32 times the normal T to deal with diaz.

  11. Clay says:

    Wow other fighter should skip out on press conferences and fights do they’ll get a payout

  12. James says:

    Classic

  13. rcs says:

    Where does the money go?

  14. Slimeball says:

    you guys are illiterate: it says Nick Diaz received 65K to show up for press conferences, not 300K. The entire incentive package was 300K of which 65K was for merely showing up to do the press stuff. Obviously an absurd amount of money for DOING WHAT FIGHTERS ARE EXPECTED TO DO, but different incentive packages for different people.

  15. Joe says:

    What’s also interesting is you assholes can’t write a straight foward piece about him without throwing bullshit remarks at the end…Say that shit to Nick and see what happends Ryan Bussuitil

  16. BJC says:

    Talk about being handled like the spoiled brat he is to get him to do something.Was a huge mistake bringing him to the ufc let alone strikefarce.They need to kick him to the curb,Make him fight those promotions with the no talent rejects from the ufc.Maybe a super fight with that other waste of skin Fador

  17. DMAC says:

    Biggest G in the sport, you better pay that man! It makes sense though, media was having a field day with him for the condit fight lol now I know why they caked him off. Go head Diaz!!!

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