Nick Diaz on UFC 266 return, fighting Robbie Lawler & more | ESPN MMA
Nick Diaz sits down with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto ahead of his rematch vs. Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 and discusses how Nick feels as his first fight in the UFC in over 6 years nears, as well as how witnessing his brother Nate’s most recent bout made an impact on him.
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listening to Nick when he’s honest is just so great
Mate he seems depressed
Nick is just Nick badass
Diaz is going to lose he knows it, he’s just trying to recharge his bank account so he can buy some more Weed 🤔
@MadMax MMA Awwww…..sorry i offended you there buddy…are u guys friends?
Gotta love Nick. Missed that dude
@GAMEBRED_13TH that’s you bro, you secretly thought about posting this comment
@F M heard you like hotdogs without the bun
@Captain Migs i heard multiple at once
The diazs act like Eminem everybody loves them but they have that chip from their childhood that makes them think everyone is against them
nicks the fuc**n man. much respect
Doesn’t want to fight but wants to fight the champ. Doesn’t like fighting but fought his whole life. Not good with words but really good with explaining. Says he’s the best fighter and he’s scared to fight. Says he’s not confident but super confident when in the cage. This guy is truly something else. LEGEND
@SOUL BYTHEPOUND I agree but you cant take 6 years off and come back and fight the champ. Doesnt work that way
@SOUL BYTHEPOUND beautifully put mate
Haha shows how bipolar and mentally shot he is. You Diaz fans don’t realize this guy is not in a mental state to fight
@SOUL BYTHEPOUND well said
DUDE. YES! A walking contradiction. I don’t think he even knows his own power.
His mind doing a million miles an hour and it’s hard to him to get over his social anxiety to get it out clearly. He’s very genuine and alot of people connect with him because he makes them realize he’s just like them, people think he’s a big successful fighter but in reality he’s struggling with the same things everyone else is, trying to figure out who he is ND what makes him happy and what he wants to do with himself, if he made the right decisions in the past and currently etc. I love both the Diaz bros both as fighters but even more so as people and for their personalities. I hope it all goes his way and he ko Lawler even faster and more viciously than the first time.
I see what he means though, why am I fighting a guy I beat already? It’s only because there’s a back story there with the two previously fighting so that ‘bad blood’ gives them an angle to sell the fight and raise the excitement. Nick knows the companies don’t really care about the fighters they use them to make money. Chew em up and spit em out. When you start losing they kick you out and replace you with someone else.
@EUGENE HAMMEN lol
@AC the west coast wannabe( & My mommy) You must not have watched too many Nick Diaz interviews in the past. He is clear here compared to those. Look up old Nick Diaz interviews.
@Rashid Jude You must not have watched too many Nick Diaz interviews in the past. He is clear here compared to those. Look up old Nick Diaz interviews…
Oh shut up 🙄
“I took harder punches watching that, than I ever did In sparring or in fights.”
That line hit hard, no pun intended. Truthfully this man has so much heart, and it literally bleeds from him in the cage and well outside too.
Anyone who loves their younger brother feels that to the core.
This man loves his little brother so much
This has to be the most honest, genuine and introspective interview you’ll see from any fighter. I just genuinely hope he’s in a good place. I can’t wait to watch the fight.
You took the words right out of my mouth
It’s intense and hard to watch, he is like talking from the heart and getting into your soul, gotta love these boys.
The honesty and authenticity of this man is admirable.
And listening to him talk and saying how he hates all of this process it makes me legitimately wonder if this man knows how extremely beloved he is across the world
How would that make it any different? Fighters know and have opinions on the fight game, beloved or not.
I don’t think he does, maybe after the fight he will realise how many people support him, but he’s just been in the UFC to fight, nothing more and nothing less. He’s always hated interviews because of how he’s uncomfortable on camera most times.
Doesn’t matter how beloved you are if you can’t even be happy for yourself. Same thing happened to Robin Williams
@A Tom-Bomb Original true. it shows you can have so many ppl love you and still not be happy. Nick still has same mentality that Everyone is out to get him. Everyone screws him over like no one likes him. Thats just his mindset. One min he says one thing the next he contradicts what he just said. Hes always complaining. I Love watchin him fight but think he needs to find something else to be happy maybe idk.
This didn’t feel like an interview, this felt like a therapy session.