Nick Diaz Says He Doesn’t Enjoy Fighting or Hurting People
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.30.2014
He feels it is something he has to do…
- Nick Diaz recently spoke about being a fighter and it not being something that he really enjoys.
On Being a Fighter: "I don't recommend anybody be a fighter. Fighting is not something that I enjoy doing, it's something that I do that I feel I have to do. That's just the way it is. There's a lot to it."
On His "Retirement": "I never really made the statement that I was retired," Diaz said. "What I meant by the whole thing is that you're never really retired from martial arts. It just doesn't happen. Some people just don't look at martial arts the same as I do. They don't have the same perspective or didn't get into this the same way. I just pretty much needed some time off, regardless, and you don't really get time off in the UFC without retiring or getting hurt, and I guess I don't break easy like some of these guys."
Does He Enjoy Fighting: "I don't enjoy fighting," Diaz said flatly. "I don't use that word (excited) in this sport. I use that word like maybe I'm starving, and food is showing up. I'm getting excited. That's excitement. Or I'm excited to have a couple of days off. I'm excited to fight somebody? I don't know if people are confused with that term when it comes to fighting. "Would you enjoy fighting Anderson Silva?"
On Being a Non-Violent Person: "I don't want to hurt anybody," Diaz admitted. "I'm a non-violent person. I don't especially enjoy violence. … I hate watching people get hurt. Some of these guys come out and say, ‘I just want to hurt somebody. I just love it.' Sometimes I want to say, ‘You're full of shit.' "I do what I do because I've got to do it."