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Nick Diaz reveals why he is returning, says he should be fighting Kamaru Usman

LockerRoom Team
22 September 2021

Ahead of his much-awaited return at UFC 266, Nick Diaz has noted that he should be fighting UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman instead of Robbie Lawler.

Nick opened up about the same during his interview with ESPN recently.

"I think I'll beat the s--- out of Usman. I'll have a better shot against Usman than I do Lawler, just because I already beat Lawler. This doesn't make sense for me to go in and fight Robbie Lawler again. I don't know why I'm doing this. ... This should not happen. Whoever set this up is an idiot. I don't know why I'm doing this. I don't know why this happened. I should be fighting Kamaru Usman -- and that's it,” Nick said.

He also went on to comment about what made him return.

"All the people around me and all the money and the sponsors, they won't let me get away from fighting. There's things I could do, but that's not gonna work out. I might as well just go and take my punches. ... I don't want to look back and say, 'Why did I not just do it?' I don't feel great. I feel great to fight. I don't feel great about everything [else]. If I don't do this, I don't know how I'm going to feel about myself,” he added.

Nick Diaz last fought back in January 2015 against Anderson Silva and will be stepping into the octagon for the first time after this when he locks horns with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266.

Before closing, Nick concluded by saying that he is happy about the fact that the fight is getting hyped by the promotion and fans.

"I have a lot of resentment toward the sport for taking so much from me and not giving anything back. This is great. They're promoting this fight. I didn't expect to be the main event or anything like that,” he concluded.

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