Nick Diaz Considers Retiring Following Loss to Georges St-Pierre… Unless


Nick Diaz UFC 129Is Nick Diaz one and done?

Signs are definitely pointing in that direction… but then again.

Diaz has been tired of the politics, judging, scoring, and the direction that fighting style has taken in mixed martial arts for quite some time. He nearly called it quits after his loss to Carlos Condit prior to his suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites more than a year ago.

When a fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre came into the frame, however, Diaz decided to make his return after a yearlong suspension. He did so on Saturday night at UFC 158 in Montreal, losing a five-round unanimous decision to the champ.

Shortly after the fight, laying his animosity for St-Pierre aside, Diaz laid the foundation for retirement.

“I have to decide if I even want to do this anymore,” he said. “To be honest, I don’t know if I really got any more.

“I don’t make excuses; I think I’m done with mixed martial arts. I’m tired of getting banged up like this.”

The statement echoed Diaz’s sentiment following his last fight, when he sounded like he might be done fighting, but following a fight – and likely a paycheck – the size of the St-Pierre bout, perhaps, it was enough that Diaz can finally hang up his gloves for the final time and walk away.

“Hopefully I made enough money to invest in something,” Diaz admitted.

He later said that part of his reasoning was that he’s fought pretty much everybody that he’d wanted to, but shifted gears a little bit, saying he still thinks he could beat St-Pierre and would stick around for a rematch.

“I think I could beat you, I really do,” he said in St-Pierre’s direction. “I think I could do better against Anderson Silva too.”

UFC president Dana White doesn’t think that Diaz necessarily should retire, but admitted once a fighter starts down that road, it may not be the best idea to try and turn around. And for Nick Diaz, he thinks there’s likely no turning back.

“Do I think Nick Diaz should retire? No I don’t,” said White. “But when guys say they should retire, they probably should retire.

“Nick’s been talking retirement for a while now and after tonight, he’ll probably retire.”

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