Everyone pump the brakes,
Okay, hip hip hooray Nick Diaz is back, I’m stoked that the suspension is over. While others and I that know all the facts know that the suspension was unwarranted and possibly illegal. Nick tested under the standard according to USADA who cleans up WADAS messes all the time, enter cycling and Olympic Sports. I’m done screaming about this, now for the reason I’m writing. Nick Diaz will do what he wants to do, this calling for him to fight because you and others want to see him fight haven’t been listening to him about fighting. He doesn’t enjoy this nonsense he’s real and sain about fighting why would he enjoy getting shined in the head or constantly getting cut above the eye or having to cut weight, he has stated that he would much rather do triathlons and BJJ and live his life which honestly is what makes sense.
Now for the guys that just don’t know Nick, or who are new MMA journalist do not understand the Nick Diaz mindset, these individuals need to do some research. Diaz presents to the casual fan the fighter that we all wish we had the courage to become. A typical straight forward no visible fear or tentativeness, that’s what people see. What people forget is for Nick his life isnt a video game you don’t play fighting ever. For a guy that has vocalized and stressed his anxiety and paranoia about being at a press conference with a guy he’s learning to hate and has a mutual assaulting contest scheduled with I get his mindset. Meanwhile everyone else is all smiles bright eyed and bushy tailed about seeing a guy they will talk crazy about in post or pre fight. Nick was the realest guy out from the jump, and people must have forgot that this was never fun or a game for him what’s fun for Nick are things he wants to do like running, swimming, cycling, BJJ, etc. fighting was never on the list fighting was to prove something to himself and make money it was never for you or me, as big of a fan as we are that’s not his motivation.
Nick is a reality of fighting I don’t mean an Ali, Hagler, etc. I mean a throwback back to Miyamoto Musashi or Sun Tzu. He has a Mushin (no mind) technical brilliance with a Bushido core because he is testing himself for himself. Nicks wanted to see what he was made of in a corny way of putting it, Yamato Damashii (Warrior Spirit). Nick is just real and he does only things that optimize himself from what he consumes to what he does physically and mentally in how he thinks, fighting isn’t benefiting him other than from a monetary standpoint. Classic is who he is and will always be and if more people thought in similar ways to the head Diaz it would be very interesting to say the least. So all that being said I have no clue what he will do but that being said I wish the man well and hope he does what he wants to do and if he never fights again I would not be upset because I get why, because he found his answer and it was never for us.