Diaz Injured Arm Before Silva Fight, Couldn’t Punch During Camp

Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz

Last night in the main event of UFC 183, Nick Diaz put forth a valiant effort as he went 5 full rounds with Anderson Silva, something nobody had done since Demian Maia fought Silva in 2010.

Diaz ultimately lost on all 3 judge’s scorecards, however the bout was much closer, and much more competitive than the scorecards reflected.

Diaz spoke post-fight to reveal that he had injured his arm before the bout, and could be forced to undergo surgery if he chooses to continue fighting. The Stockton bad boy also explained that the arm was not an issue during the fight.

“I couldn’t really throw any punches until the fight, because I thought if it was gonna tear something or pull something, I would just get through it in the fight. I didn’t want to do it before the fight and have it swell up on me and go out there with nothing.”

It was actually locking up on me and I couldn’t punch with it, but I came out to fight and it wasn’t an issue. But I was worried it was going to be, because every time I’d throw a punch in the last couple days it would lock up, it would stick.”

Diaz saw the UFC’s doctor, who recommended Diaz undergo surgery, but Diaz isn’t a fan of that option.

“He said we can go in there and have surgery and take something out of there. Something like that. But I haven’t really looked into it too much, I’m not really into having surgeries. I don’t know. We’ll have to see about that. If I’m not punching anybody, why do I need surgery?”

“Sometimes I’m like, man, I wish I’d just fall off, so people stop talking about me. I feel like that’s just not happening. That’s how it seems from my end.”