In a recent interview with TMZ, Nate Diaz was asked several questions on the future of his career, money, and the perfect fight for him…
“I’ve seen all his fights and I don’t do the things he does because I don’t do those things in training. So we’ll see how that works out if that’s how it has to be. If they make me an offer that I can’t refuse (he’ll fight Woodley at UFC 202), but I doubt that’s going to happen. Look at me right now, I don’t need nothing, I don’t owe nobody nothing. I don’t owe nobody sh*t. I haven’t been fanatical about fighting since I was 15, 14, eight years old. Once I turned pro, I said this isn’t fun and games anymore. This is me. I work on Karma. I am not going to go after somebody If I don’t have a reason behind it. So, as soon is there a reason for me to do something then I will do it. Nobody has done what I’ve done in this sh*t. It just hasn’t happened yet.”
“I want to fight the best guy. I always want to fight the best guy. The thing is I’m on top … I’m the one on top … they’re dropping MY name. I don’t need no fake *ss piece of plastic. F*ck that! We can catchweight, too. Everybody wants to do a fight with me — champions at 170 and champions at 185. We can meet halfway, I don’t owe nobody nothing. I made PPV without a title. I don’t need that fake ass plastic to be somebody.”
“I don’t need to fight. There’s no reason for me to come and fight for fun. I don’t do that. That’s not what I do. I don’t like to hurt people for fun. And I like Tyron Woodley and I like Robbie Lawler so can we talk about a reason about why I should be out to get somebody?
“I don’t see a superstar out there. I don’t see Georges St-Pierre coming back. He’s too scared to come back and do a fight with me and the rest of these guys are not superstars. Who are they? I don’t even want to say their name because no one even heard it yet until I say something and now everybody knows who the guy is.”