Nick Diaz just wants to get paid, son

When Scott Coker talked to Ariel Helwani last week about Nick Diaz vs Jason Miller, he said the inability to make the fight came down to a 2 pound difference of opinions between camps. Now Nick Diaz is saying it’s less about the pounds and more about the benjamins. Some choice quotes via MMA Junkie:

“I’d be happy to move up,” he said. “It’s just I’d like to get paid for it.”

“I don’t like how people try to say that I didn’t accept the fight with ‘Mayhem’ Miller because I was too small,” he said. “I never said anything about that. I said if I’m going to go off-track and screw with my whole season – it’s going to screw with my whole year. It’s going to screw with my capabilities fighting at 170 pounds. So if I’m going to do that I would like to get paid in full.

“I’ll fight at any weight. I’ll fight at 185 pounds. I’d like to get paid. Pacquiao is making 40 [expletive] million dollars; [Georges St-Pierre] is making a couple of million dollars. I’m over here driving a fucking Honda because my shit is breaking down. Fuck all you motherfuckers!”

According to the official numbers from the CSAC, Diaz made 50k for his most recent fight against KJ Noons. There must be more money than that kicking around the backend of his deal (or Nick and his manager are as dumb as they sometimes look), but I don’t see Strikeforce as the kind of promotion that’s secretly paying all their fighters boatloads of cash.

I imagine Nick’s ‘million dollar’ request is just his standard pothead ADHD way of saying “I would like a fair amount of money given my stature as welterweight champion to move up in weight for a fight of significant magnitude. If it wouldn’t be too much trouble, of course.” How much that number is determines if Nick’s the one being unreasonable or if Strikeforce is just being cheap.

  • frickshun

    “Fuck all you motherfuckers” is my new favorite quote. That’s gonna be my response the next time my kids beg me to go to McDonalds.

  • Mal666

    “fuck all you motherfuckers” is what i said while i stuck my penius in the head engineers coffee cup at work during nights then gladly poured him a cup of joe in the morning ….Ahhh it felt good ..

  • SHORT_BUS

    Here’s the audio of Diaz going off at the conf. call, someone loaded onto YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH2q1jnjnHo&feature=player_embedded

  • CAP

    And by “Fuck all you motherfuckers” I think he meant any motherfucker listening. He wants to be able to buy his girlfriends mom a mercedes. I remember an interview from him years ago where he said he felt if he fought on national tv he should be set for life. Dude has no clue. But damn if he ain’t entertaining.

  • scissors61

    Whatever Diaz, if you wanted to make GSP-type money then you should’ve put the bong down and signed with the UFC. You knew what you were signing up for.

  • Reverend Clint

    maybe if diaz didnt suck he would get paid better… but he is stuck in strikeforce

  • iamphoenix

    i’m pretty sure kimbo got paid way more than that and he sucked, wasn’t a champion and black.

  • Rikers

    For someone who claims to want to fight the best, he sure is doing a good job of duckin Miller….

    Don’t be scared homie!

  • iamphoenix

    i don’t think you read.

  • Márcio

    Even though all you motherfuckers won’t admit it he’s right. Why would he go up in weight to take a high risk fight with a nobody for the same fucking money? As for the usual genius who say that he should have signed with the UFC to make the big bucks I suggest they take a look at the UFC 125 payroll.

  • agentsmith

    @ Marcio: Yes, look at the UFC 125 salaries… clearly Edgar and Maynard are underpaid, but they’ll surely get a big bump when their contracts come up for renewal. But look at Nate Diaz, he’s not even close to being a champ and he’s making $33K just to show, while Nick is getting only $50K to win.  So a mid-level UFCer is earning as one of Strikeforce’s champs and biggest stars.

    But I don’t blame him for demanding more money to fight Mayhem.  Hell, he should demand more money regardless.

  • GoldenArms

    does anyone actually think mayhem could beat him? slap yourself

  • subo

    Marcio – s-p-o-n-s-o-r-s-h-i-p-s.
    GoldenCunt – Y.E.S. I’d bet Rick Story against Nick Diaz.

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