If Nick Diaz was indeed losing money as the promoter for WAR MMA, it wasn't enough to put him in the poor house.
That's according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who talked about the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion during Thursday's "Google Hangout" (replay here). Following his unanimous decision loss to Georges St. Pierre earlier this year in Montreal, Diaz has rendered himself inactive.
Probably because he doesn't need the money (via MMA Fighting):
"Nick's obviously still on the roster. He's still an active fighter here in the UFC, but as far as I know, he's just not interested in fighting right now. When Nick finally fought Georges St. Pierre, Nick Diaz made some money. So Nick Diaz has some kickback money. He can probably take as long as he wants to fight again. I would assume that's why (he's not fighting). You're fighting to make a living, you're fighting to pay your bills, you're fighting to get things that you want out of life. And with the money that Nick Diaz made in his last fight, I'm sure he's got everything he wants right now."
Well, almost everything.
Diaz was recently offered a middleweight match-up opposite Lyoto Machida; however, it wasn't a fight that interested the wily Stockton slugger, who has "no set plans" for a second WAR MMA event. "The Dragon" was instead paired off against Tim Kennedy for the promotion's next "Fight for the Troops."
In the meantime, Diaz will be enjoying his money. Heck, he may even have some left over from UFC 143 after being a good boy. It's just a shame he doesn't have anyone other than his brother to share his greenbacks with in the wake of this unfortunate incident.