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Diaz Responds to Woodley, “Make an Offer I Can’t Refuse.”

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s reign was minutes old when talk turned to his next opponent. Woodley doesn’t want the nominal #1 contender, he wants the most money. And he has named former UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.

Woodley even named the date he wants to fight Diaz – UFC 202 on August 20, with Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor in the main event.

GSP responded with a yes.

And now Diaz has responded, in an interview with TMZ Sports. Diaz is now free to fight, after an incomprehensible 18 month suspension for the demon weed marijuana by the Nevada Athletic Commission ended on 1 August.

“If they make me an offer I can’t refuse,” said Diaz, as transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMA Fighting. “But I doubt that’s going to happen. I’m over here, look at me right now — I don’t need nothing. I don’t owe nobody nothing. I don’t owe anybody s***. I haven’t been fanatical about fighting since I was 15 or 14, since I was eight years ago.

“Once I turned pro, I was like okay, this is not fun and games now. This is me. I’m going to come and I work on karma. I’m not going to go after somebody if I don’t have a reason behind it, so as soon as there is some sort of a reason for me to do something that I need to do, then I’ll do it. Nobody’s done what I’ve done in this s***. It just hasn’t happened yet.”

“I want to fight the best guy. You know what, I always want to fight the best guy, but the thing is I’m on top. I’m the one on top. They’re dropping my name. I don’t need no fake-ass piece of plastic. F*** that. I could fight and we could do a catchweight too. Everybody wants to do a fight with me, champions at 170, champions at 185. I said we can meet halfway. I don’t owe nobody nothing. I’m a pay-per-view without a title. I don’t need that fake-ass plastic to beat somebody.”

“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 ass piece of plastic. F*** that! I made PPV without a title. I don’t need that fake ass plastic to be somebody.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.