Nick Diaz claims to be the “only draw” left; wants an immediate title shot

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion

Nick DiazNick Diaz is hard to believe in both good and bad ways. He has the ability to ask for (demand) things that no one else would dare attempt. That approach typically gets either a bug-eyed “what the fuck are you talking about” response; or sometime it gets exactly what he wants—like that title shot against Georges St-Pierre. And the Stockton Bad Boy is back at it.

The semi-retired welterweight told Fox Sports he would consider coming back to the UFC…but only for a title shot! And one reason he thinks he deserves it is because he says his drawing power is second to none. “I don’t care, I’m talking about a title fight matchup,” he said. “Bottom line, I’m the only draw here. Bottom line. We had like the third biggest [pay-per-view]. That wasn’t just because of Georges St-Pierre.”

“People want to pay to see me fight, they want to see someone get knocked out or someone get tapped out,” he continued. “Or they want to see me get my ass whooped like they’ve been waiting to see but they still don’t get to see.”

It’s not completely crazy that Diaz would use his drawing ability as a tool to get a huge fight. He’s right. People tend to tune in to see him—and listen to him. The funny part is that Diaz is on a 2 fight losing streak right now. He hasn’t won a fight since October of 2011. His career UFC record is now 7-6. His last losses were to Carlos Condit Conduit and GSP. The Condit loss was to determine the #1 contender. He lost. But yet he still earned the title shot in his next outing. Now he wants to vault beyond Condit and declare himself the top contender again without winning another fight.

So the question is will the UFC grant his wish? I gotta tell you, it wouldn’t shock me at all. This guy is freaking ballsy, I’ll say that much. And I don’t even hate him for it. I kind of admire it.

  1. […] thinks of himself. Just the other day he offered to do the UFC a favor by returning to the octagon in exchange for a title shot. His 2 fight losing streak didn’t weigh into his idea because he feels he’s the “only draw” […]

  2. […] big brother Nick’s recent demands of an immediate title shot despite having zero wins since 2011, and Matt Riddle’s crazy talk, […]

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