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    Love Nick for his fights and entertainment value, however, based on recent rumour GSP will be retired before he is ever close to a title shot again.

    If Nick is only looking for big fights at this point in his career, I think he's going to be sorely disappointed. I do think there are a number of great matches for him and fights I'd love to see. All depends on him getting his shit together.
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    Nick Diaz would return for a title shot; Dana White not about to give him one
    "I haven't even heard from Nick Diaz," White said Saturday. "Nick Diaz called and asked for tickets, I don't know. We haven't even heard from Nick Diaz."

    Diaz told FOX Sports on Saturday that he would only return for a title shot. "I'm talking about a title shot here matchup," Diaz said. "Bottom line, I'm the only draw here."

    But White didn't exactly sound like's ready to hand the former Strikeforce welterweight champ such a spot.

    "It's not even worth talking about," White said. "He hasn't fought, he hasn't wanted a fight, he's not even in the conversation."

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    I would like to know how many fighters have received a title shot after returning from a suspension...

    Sean Sherk and Nick Diaz are the only two I'm aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA_Gas Bag View Post
    I would like to know how many fighters have received a title shot after returning from a suspension...

    Sean Sherk and Nick Diaz are the only two I'm aware of.
    Honorable mention to Randy Couture for getting a title shot in a heavier weight class, after coming out of "retirement".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    You forgot leg kicks and circling away as well
    Relatively weak leg kicks to be fair though lol which, I'm not saying they wouldn't hurt me, but...I'm also not a 170 pound professional fighter.

    I hope this isn't too big, because it's awesome.

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    Nick Diaz: 'I’m a better stand-up fighter than Anderson Silva'
    Diaz explains, in an interview with the LA Times Lance Pugmire.

    “A lot of the fan base can conceive why I’d be a good fight for either guy,” said Diaz. “Either one of these fights would be a good fight for me.”

    “I’m the No. 1 draw in this weight division, that’s just the way it is. I win by submissions, knockouts. There’s guys ranked above me, but no one’s interested in seeing them fight. They want to see me fight. You want to make a good fight, this’ll be a good fight.”

    “The guy he’s beat haven’t been stand-up guys,” Diaz said of Hendricks. “He’s a wrestler who punches hard.”

    “I’m not sure what the UFC’s agenda is when it comes to me. It’s their show, their press. They can change to whatever they want to do at any point. They own this thing. They can do whatever they want. If they don’t want this right now, they don’t have to do it.”

    “It’s more about the fans wanting this."

    “People aren’t stupid. You can’t ignore their real, ultimate understanding. They know what’s going on. It’s mixed martial arts. The real fans of martial arts understand intuitively … there’s a connection with me.

    “You know when I fight, I’m going to sell out the show. Everyone wants to see someone get knocked out or tapped out.”

    “Me calling out Roy Jones is disrespectful,” said Diaz. “But if they want to do that, want to do something like that, [combining] sports [in a boxing match], I’ll do it. I feel I’m a better stand-up fighter than Anderson Silva."

    While the UFC says they are waiting to hear from Diaz, Roy Jones was game.

    "Bring it all day long, Diaz or Silva," said Jones.

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    Nick is dead to me at this point. Used to be one of my favorite guys now I just want him to get out of the headlines and public eye entirely.
    "DO YOU THINK I'M JUST GOING TO SIT THERE AND LET YOU KILL ME JON???"

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    I respectfully disagree with his analysis of his stand up skills versus Anderson's.
    You have to know what you don't know.

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    If he keeps talking, not another state will consider legalizing medicinal marijuana let alone recreational use of marijuana.

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    Hendricks: Diaz doesn't deserve title shot, but I'd fight him
    Although Hendricks believes it will be Condit or Woodley who's next in line, should he earn the title, he'll fight whomever the UFC asks.

    “If I win this fight, it’s going to be between one of them two,” he today told MMAjunkie.

    “Carlos is always a tough opponent; same thing with Woodley,” Hendricks said. “Those two, they’re fighting the same night. But a fight’s a fight. You never know what’s going to happen. You just have to say whoever wants to come after you, let them come at you, and you move forward from that.”

    Asked whether he would fight Diaz in his first defense of the welterweight belt, Hendricks initially joked, “What do they say, no comment?”

    Then, he added: “Realistically, I think he needs to fight a couple of times. What is he, 0-2 in his last few fights? It is what it is, but if the UFC said, ‘Hey Johny, you’ve got to fight him,’ well guess what? I’m not going to say no.”

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