Nick Diaz understands what it's like to be injured, doesn't believe Georges St. Pierre is scaredPosted on January 28, 2012, 10:30 AM by Joey Santosus
Top Welterweight contender Nick Diaz, who will go head to head with Carlos Condit for the interim Welterweight title in February, talks about training with Strikeforce women's competitor, Ronda Rousey, as well as the torn ACL sustained by reigning 170-pound champ Georges St. Pierre. Diaz acknowledges the high risk of injury that comes along with preparing for a fight, and says that he sympathizes with St. Pierre's high-pressure position as the title holder. Photo: Scott Hirano
"You're fighting three or four fights a year, it's only sooner or later before one of these guys aren't actually going to make it all of the way through camp. You'll be lucky if you do. For me, I'm injured too - I understand. I'm like, 'Hey, I'm injured.' I was injured all those fights, I wasn't 100-percent or anything. So, I understand. People put a lot of pressure on him to come out and do better than he did the last time. It's hard enough to come out there and keep himself going the way he's doing. So, I can understand what it must be like being injured for real and everybody is like, 'Oh, hey, you're scared.' It's not what it seems."