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  • 04-27-2014, 09:07 PM
    AnchorPunch
    When I saw Nate at 172 (can't remember the guy who he was supporting), he looked pretty big. I was hoping he had been taking time to put on weight and was staying relevant until he made a WW return... Otherwise the guy looked like he has some serious weight to lose.
  • 04-27-2014, 10:12 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Dana White: 'Nate [Diaz] said he's ready to fight again'
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/4/27...to-fight-again

    At the UFC 172 post-fight scrum, White was asked if he'd had a chance to talk to Nate and if there was anything new on that front.

    "I didn't, no," he said. "[But] I think Joe Silva did and Nate said he's ready to fight, so, he told Joe to call him."
    That's quite a change from where things stood just a couple of weeks ago for Diaz, who last appeared in the Octagon in November when he knocked out Gray Maynard in Las Vegas. After the UFC matched the Bellator contract that his teammate Gilbert Melendez signed for bigger money and incentives, Diaz grew dissatisfied with his existing deal. Before the Maynard fight, Diaz had lost back-to-back fights to Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson (in a title fight).
  • 04-17-2014, 12:19 PM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Bisping made $425k for his last fight with something like a 250k show and a 125k bonus, against a non-top 10 Belcher. He's been getting that for a while now.

    Diaz, for all his faults is better than Bisping.

    rh
    I would say Nick is slightly better then Bisping at this point. Nick's greatest success as a fighter has come in Stikeforce where he was fighting a limited talent pool that featured a lot of fights where the style match up favoured him. Bisping is in the same range he succeeds when the match ups are heavily in his favour.

    Realistically Bisping is over paid though in comparison to others and should be getting less then he is and not that Diaz should be getting more.

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Riv, one win since his return to the UFC, and that over a swollen 155'er is why I say he's fading. Throw in his complete lack of development as a fighter, Id say he is well on the decline.
    I wouldn't use fading personally to describe Diaz.. think the difference is there are a lot more guys that can expose weaknesses in his abilities that fight in the UFC.
  • 04-17-2014, 10:50 AM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    I want to say that Hunt is still working off of his Pride contract.
    Also, Ive heard a lot more people say "Im excited about that Hunt fight!" then Ive ever heard say "Im excited about that Diaz fight!"
  • 04-17-2014, 10:42 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by 0mega1 View Post
    Mark Hunt earned $160K (to my surprise), Im assuming that included $60K for FOTN with JDS. So if they pay Mark Hunt $100k then I would say Nick should be paid a little bit more than that, say $150K.
    I want to say that Hunt is still working off of his Pride contract.
  • 04-17-2014, 09:51 AM
    MIZjitsZOU
    I hope to soon read an article that says the Diaz' have changed their minds and agree to fight. Would love to see Lawler Diaz 2 and would love to see Nate vs tj grant or another fight with cerrone.

    They do need to grow up and realize they only have a short window and they are good at what they do. If they truly want to quit and do something else then so be it, but they are wasting their talents.
  • 04-17-2014, 09:42 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Dana White on the Diaz brothers: This will be a sad story when you look back on it

    “This is one of those situations that is going to be a sad story in a few years when you look back on it,” White told MMAjunkie. “You’re going to say they were two talented kids that had fans and had interest in fighting and they sat out.

    “What people don’t realize when you’re in the moment and your time is now, guys don’t realize until it’s over. You will never make that kind of money again for the rest of your life. You should fight as much as you can possibly fight, get as popular as you can ever get and make as much money as you possibly can.”

    There are certainly situations where fighters have the leverage to request renegotiation, but in the case of Nate specifically, White believes he is no position to bargain.

    “With the Nate Diaz thing, he was in a position where he fought for the title. Then he fought again to put himself back in title contention and got knocked out in that fight,” White said. “Now he wants a new contract and a title shot and all that. It’s just not how this stuff works.

    “You can sit out, you can talk all you want, you can tweet all you want and you can do whatever you want. The bus is going to pass you by and you’re going to be sitting there going, ‘What did I do?’ Or maybe they won’t. They’re the kind of kids that, listen, you came from the mean streets and you guys are street guys and all that cool s–t. I get it. But you gotta play the game a little bit.”

    Nick’s contract demands came to light in a recent interview with MMA Fighting when the 30-year-old responded to a statement from White saying he offered a fight against Hector Lombard and never heard back.

    When asked if he would express his feelings to either Diaz directly, White said he would like to, but it’s a nearly impossible task.

    “Of course I would, but you can’t talk to these guys,” White said. “You can’t pick up the phone and call these guys. I talked to Nick, I offered him the Lombard fight, he said he was interested in it, then gone – he disappears. You can’t contact him again. You can’t get a hold of him.”

    While Nick and Nate are arguably two of the most popular fighters in their respective weight classes, White isn’t going to push for either fighter to step in the octagon again.

    The UFC’s head honcho has explained his stance on fighters having a short window in the sport to compete, and if the Diaz brothers choose not to capitalize on that window, that’s on them.

    “Life goes on without anybody,” White said. “Presidents of countries leave, die, move on, whatever. The world moves on without you, man. This is your time to make money. This is your time to do all these things. If you just let it pass you by, that’s your decision. You’re grown men. I heard all the things: ‘We don’t know how to pay our taxes, we don’t know how to buy houses, we don’t know how to …’ Well, you’re grown men. You better figure it out quick because the bus is going to pass you by.”
  • 04-16-2014, 06:34 PM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Riv, one win since his return to the UFC, and that over a swollen 155'er is why I say he's fading. Throw in his complete lack of development as a fighter, Id say he is well on the decline.
  • 04-16-2014, 05:58 PM
    0mega1
    Quote Originally Posted by RearNakedStroke View Post
    Nobody knows what "PPV Points" mean. I would guarantee GSP made over a million to show for that fight.
    I think the rumor is several million dollars per fight.
  • 04-16-2014, 05:56 PM
    rivethead
    Georges made more than 2 million in his last fight, according to a variety of sources.

    Bisping made $425k for his last fight with something like a 250k show and a 125k bonus, against a non-top 10 Belcher. He's been getting that for a while now.

    Diaz, for all his faults is better than Bisping.

    rh
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