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While Nick Diaz is clearly an extremely talented fighter, many people find it hard to get behind him due to the controversy constantly surrounding him.
Diaz got into a fight with Joe Riggs in the hospital following their bout at UFC 57. He also had his win over Takanori Gomi overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana.
He would later participate in a brawl following Jake Shields' victory over Dan Henderson, where he and several other Gracie Fight Team members attacked Jason "Mayhem" Miller.
Diaz has threatened to slap broadcaster Ariel Helwani and constantly claims that fighters are ducking him and that he's being underpaid.
Most recently, he blew an opportunity to fight Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship for not showing up to any of his scheduled press conferences.
In addition, he has a career-long reputation for disrespecting his opponents in and out of the cage.
Still, Diaz will get the opportunity to fight GSP on Super Bowl weekend.