Interviewer: What brings you here (to UFC 171) fine sir?
Nick Diaz: They bought me a ticket, for once… it’s new. Then they start interviewing me. Maybe they want me to fight Johny Hendricks… I’m ready to fight the right fight…
Nick Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in the sport. For that reason (and the drama that he brings with him), he’s possibly in the title picture — promoters will promote what the fans want to see. While Diaz is on a two fight losing streak (controversially to Carlos Condit, and a decision loss to Georges St-Pierre), he’s beaten a young Robbie Lawler (which just gave Johny Hendricks the toughest fight in his career).
If Lawler does not get a rematch with Hendricks, and Diaz is willing, a tune up rematch with Lawler would be a huge draw. Stay tuned to see how this story unfolds.
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