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Nick Diaz apologetic and focused at UFC 183 media day

Nick Diaz apologetic and focused at UFC 183 media day

Highlights of Diaz quotes:

“It would be irresponsible for me to go out there and take an ass whooping, which is probably going to happen regardless. Whether I win or I lose. Just like in every fight I’ve done. I anticipate the worst case scenario going out there, just like I always do and always have.” – Nick Diaz

“You never know how things are going to go,” Diaz said. “Of course I’m going to try and cancel out possibilities of what’s going to happen. You never know what’s going to happen. I know you’re going to get something. You’re going to get some ups and some downs with either direction. There’s always somewhere to go.”

Diaz on missing the flights to Las Vegas

“I had to go back home for some things so I didn’t make it here as soon as I would have liked to. I apologize to all the fans, especially all the ones that were here to see the open workout,” he explained. “I didn’t really put too much thought into it, I was just focused on the fight.”

“There are a lot of things going on, so I’m just dealing with that. I’m not going to stress out over it and I’m not going to lose sleep over it or anything,” Diaz said. “I’m going to do what I need to do to get here and be at 100 percent and at the best of my ability. I’m focused on what is most important, which is my health and safety. “

Diaz on the legacy of Anderson Silva

“I don’t like to make big opinions on other fighters, like who’s the best and who’s what,” Diaz said. “But sure, I think he’s the most important fighter out here in the UFC. Him, Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn – these are the top guys you can talk about.”

“Right now, fighting for what I have to fight for is motivating. Keeping my head on my shoulders after what I’ve got myself into is what motivates me,” Diaz said. “It enhances my sense of security. … When you wake up and you have to fight me you’re going to be like, ‘Sh*t. Now what am I going to do.’ Hopefully you’re like me, you already got it figured out.”

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