UFC President Dana White recently said that Nick Diaz was offered a fight vs. Hector Lombard, seemed amenable to the idea, “but then I never heard from him again."
Diaz reached out to MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani and explained what's up.
"I never considered anything other than to renegotiate my contract or fight Johny Hendricks," said Diaz. "All I said was, What am I getting paid? And he said, Let me check your contract. And the last text I got from him was what I would be fighting for. I didn't consider fighting for that kind of money. I didn't say anything back to him, right, but usually that means something. I'm not considering even for a second fighting any of those guys for less than $500,000. There's no way.
"I'm retired. Completely retired. Unless the UFC wants to renegotiate for something I'm happy with or I'm going to be fighting for the world title, which is obviously going to be for something I'm happy with because I'll make a ton of money.
"I'm not in love with fighting. I never was. That's crazy. I don't love to fight; I don't want to fight. I get my ass beat more when I win a fight than when I lose. I know you don't want to get your ass beat. I feel the same way. I feel the exact same way about retirement. I could give a f---."
"I never loved fighting. I never wanted to fight. That's probably why I come off the way I do. These guys, either they're all a bunch of freaks and weirdos or they put on a front. I do martial arts. They line up a guy to fight, so that's who I fight.
"I got my ass kicked in a sandbox by some kid when I was six years old. This Mexican kid whooped my ass. I was so pissed. I was bleeding, sand all over mouth. I was so pissed. I didn't like it then, and I still don't like it now. It's all fun and games until you get in there and try to fight somebody."
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