UFC 137: Nick Diaz Only Has Himself to Blame for His Problems

Adam OsterkampContributor IIIOctober 31, 2011

At the UFC 137 post-fight press conference, Nick Diaz was pointing his fingering at everyone else a lot more than he was himself. Even after Dana White announced that he was taking the title shot away from Carlos Condit and it would be Diaz that got to fight Georges St-Pierre, Diaz still seemed upset by the outcome.

“See how I’ve got to come off just to get a fight?” Diaz said, insinuating that his behavior was not his own fault, but instead he needed to behave like that because the UFC was forcing him to.

But Diaz had the fight with GSP before, and he lost it! And losing it was his own fault. Not someone else.

It’s getting increasingly infuriating to watch Diaz sabotage himself and blame it on others. He is a very remarkable fighter, but he can’t seem to get it in his head that he is responsible, like all adults, for his own actions. In any almost any other industry, Diaz would have lost his job by now. On the other hand, he has been in the fight business since he was 18 years old and just can’t see what the real world is like.

Still, he is solely responsible for losing his first shot with St-Pierre, and although it’s going to be a great fight, he doesn’t deserve a second chance before Condit gets his first.

Diaz's newest claim is that he doesn't have enough money to afford a nicer place to live, a nicer car and most importantly, good training partners.

For UFC 137, Diaz took home $200,000 for the fight alone and a bonus of $75,000 for Fight Of The Night. Now, hiring training partners is surely expensive, but $275,000 is a heck of a lot of money.

Perhaps Diaz needs someone to manage his money, too.

Diaz needs to wake up and see that if he put as much energy into his own responsibility as he does into his training, he’d be one of the greatest fighters ever. It doesn’t matter who you are, you have to play the game a little bit.