Meja once said it was all about the money.
Well, apparently not. At least not when it comes to professional athletes like Nick Diaz. Sure, the UFC 183 headliner wants to get paid -- and paid well -- but it's not exactly his ideal scenario to keep losing fights. And for those of you keeping score, it's now three in a row.
"I'm kind of tired of being a loser," Diaz told reporters at the UFC 183 post-fight press conference (watch it here). "I'm still here, but I'm losing all these fights. I'm doing well though, as far as this being a job, versus the other guys that are out there. So yeah, I'm happy, I guess, to put on a show for these fans. So I don't know what to make of it right now."
Diaz is convinced he won all five rounds of his UFC 183 headliner (watch it).
That's where he battled former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who like the welterweight import, was making his first appearance in well over a year -- albeit for different reasons -- last Saturday night (Jan. 31, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And now Diaz gets to experience what it's like to make "Anderson Silva money."
"Nick made a lot of money tonight," UFC President Dana White said after the fight. "You might not see him for three years this time."
Perhaps he can afford his brother a short-term loan.
Diaz competes so infrequently because he's only interested in taking big fights, like the one against "The Spider," or championship bouts at 170 pounds. The former will be determined on a case-by-case basis while the latter ... well, that may require a few wins inside the division.
Then again, it may not.
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