Nick Diaz has proven to be one of the top talents in the sport of mixed martial arts.
After his initial exit from the UFC in 2006—on the heels of a two-fight win streak against notables Josh Neer and Gleison Tibau—Diaz has recorded some of the biggest wins of his career, helping to establish a highlight reel career of exciting fights.
Eventually, the 28-year-old became the first Strikeforce welterweight champion with a first-round knockout win over DREAM champion Marius Zarmoskis and has since defended his title three times. All of this has culminated in a "Fight of the Year" candidate going against fellow UFC vet Paul Daley, whom Diaz also starched in the opening frame, opening up a return to the Octagon.
However, with all of his talent and accolades, Diaz has still drawn the ire of the fans and media alike, so why hasn't the organization parted ways with the troubled fighter?