Nick Diaz is a controversial person and every time he shows up to talk about stuff you end up with a group of people split pretty much 50 / 50. Half love him and half hate him, and then there’s the venn of people who love hating him and vice versa. But Nick doesn’t come out and play any more. Instead we just get his ‘legal representative’ Jonathan Tweedale, and that dude just sucks.
He’s the one that wanted Georges St Pierre to either rematch Diaz or forfeit his belt, because THE LAW. He was also the one who announced Nick’s retirement – unless he got that GSP rematch, or I guess a fight with Anderson Silva would be acceptable too. Basically, he shows up regularly with unpopular news and delivers it in the least street way possible. It’s a sad day when our favorite Stockton gangsta has some pencil pushing lawyer doing all the talking for him. But that’s where we’re at today. And what’s up with Nick’s career according to Tweedale?
“It depends on whether the fans really want to see him in a really interesting match-up, and it depends whether Nick is willing to come out of retirement and bring the fans a really, really big match.
“It’s just difficult to imagine anything not involving one of those two fighters, at this point in time, that would be sufficient. But you’re right, maybe in three years the landscape has totally changed. Anderson is long retired, GSP is retired, there’s a new welterweight champ that’s held the belt for a couple years. Who knows? You can never predict the future. But as of now, he’s retired, and I don’t see that changing anytime in the imminent future.”
Jeez, you give a guy one awesome payday (Diaz made over 2 million bucks off his GSP fight) and all of a sudden he acts like he never has to work again. Maybe. Perhaps Tweedale has Nick’s money invested properly and his new MMA promotion isn’t going to burn through money like Nick smokes through weed. And perhaps all his money is gonna go into gold plated nunchucks and private planes so he doesn’t have to breath the same air as everyone else.