Morning Report: Nick Diaz calls out 'amateur' Johny Hendricks, says the new champ got his 'a** whooped'


Even with now UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks booked to face Robbie Lawler Saturday night at UFC 171, his loudest opponent by far was none other than Stockton's favorite son, Nick Diaz.

When asked by Sportsnet's Showdown Joe what exactly he was doing in Dallas, Diaz seems to think the UFC is just setting the stage for his eventual title clash with Hendricks.

"Maybe [UFC] want me to Johny Hendricks. Take an a** whooping. Right to your face, bro. Worse than tonight, because you got your a** whooped all four rounds. I seen it. I seen your little amateur style. I'm ready to fight. I'm ready to fight the right fight.

"Trying to get a fight this year. Talked to Dana [White], hardly, but he knows my mindset. He knows where I'm at. Behind the scenes here [in Dallas] everyone knows what's going on. That's what's up. Me in a title fight. I need a real fight. Let the fans have what they want to see. That's why I'm here.

Claiming he isn't the least bit interested in the bevy of other welterweight contenders, Diaz is pretty clear about his focus on Hendricks.

"Everybody's going to make more money. Fans get to see what they want to see. You want to see people get tapped out or knocked out? You want to see a real fight? You want to see drama queens act drama? Want to see real motherf***ers act real?

"[Hendricks] should never have opened his mouth around me. We don't have no beef, though. I like Johny. I think he's a nice guy, but he tried to get loud with me, I get loud with him back. It's all business. It's a good fight."

Diaz hasn't actually scored a win since his 2011 drubbing of B.J. Penn at UFC 137, but that didn't stop him from being awarded a title shot against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre last March at UFC 158. Diaz is also said to have turned down a rematch with Carlos Condit, the man who beat him out for the division's interim title at UFC 143. 0-2 since 2011, it would seem fairly unlikely Diaz would be given another shot at the title without putting together a few solid performances.

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5 MUST-READ STORIES

Aftermath. Dave Doyle breaks down everything that was at UFC 171.

Part II. Johny Hendricks says he'd fight Georges St-Pierre next if he had his way.

Try the beef. Diego Sanchez is now blaming some questionable steak tartare for his poor showing against Myles Jury.

Condit's knee. After sustaining a knee injury against Tyron Woodley at UFC 171, Carlos Condit was reportedly diagnosed with a possible small meniscus tear as well as a potential torn ACL.

Next at welterweight. After a number of fans complained that a Rory MacDonald video package was ready to roll once UFC 171 wrapped up, Joe Rogan took to the web to explain the situation.

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MEDIA STEW

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UFC 171 post-fight press conference highlights (full presser here)

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Annnnnnnnd NEW!

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Highlights from Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley.

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Highlights from ONE FC: War of Nations.

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Quite the MMA debut for Ryan 'Nobody puts Baby in the corner' Stuckmeyer. (skip to 3:30)

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Ronda Rousey with some NCAA bracket tips.

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Long watches.

Here ya go- The Notorious Conor McGregor (Documentary)

GLORY 14 Zagreb - Lightweight Title Fight, Davit Kiria vs. Andy Ristie (Full Video) {skip to 14:00}

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TWEETS

As always, make sure to check out our Pros React piece from UFC 171.

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Victory lap.

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Better luck next time.

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That damn raw meat!

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The contenders.

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Great fight.

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Calling out the 209.

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Southbound.

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Nightmare fuel.

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announced this weekend (Mar. 14-16 2014)

NA

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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via logical_josh.

UFC 171 Aftermath: What to do With all of These Welterweights

The biggest question stemming from UFC 171 is: who should get the next title shot?

There is no clear-cut, unabashed, quality #1 contender. Legitimate arguments can be made for Woodley, Lombard and Brown (if he wins), but none of them are undisputed. If the UFC is going to promote a title fight with a questionable contender they might as well make it the most-known fighter with the largest amount of championship experience. Nick Diaz would give the UFC a highly marketable fight, that fans would love to see; more importantly, it would give the rest of the division a chance to establish a more worthy contender. Here's how:

#1 Contender Fight: Hector Lombard vs Tyron Woodley: The winner earns a title shot by getting another top-10 win and owning a 3 fight win streak.

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Check out the rest of the post here.

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