Nick Diaz will not "accept" loss to Carlos Condit, says retirement is possiblePosted on February 5, 2012, 12:30 AM by Joey Santosus
After a frustrating five-round defeat against newly-crowned Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz has announced that tonight's octagon appearance may have been his last.
Fresh off a dominant victory over B.J. Penn, Diaz came into tonight's main event as the favorite, but appeared to have no answers for Condit's strategic approach. By utilizing a diverse striking set and constant footwork, "The Natural Born Killer" was able to avoid Diaz's high-volume boxing attack en-route to a comfortable unanimous decision victory.
Noticably displeased with the judges' decision, Diaz awaited his turn on the mic, revealing to UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, that, not only will he not accept the loss, but he is also likely to retire.
"I've not going to accept the fact that this is a loss," Diaz insisted. "I pushed him back the whole fight, I walked him down, and I was the guy on top. You guys pay me a ton, but I don't think I'm getting enough to keep going on. I don't need this sh-t. I pushed this guy back the whole fight. I don't want to play this game anymore."
The defeat marks the former Strikeforce champ's first since 2007 and snaps an eleven-fight winning streak. Prior to the loss, Diaz was booked to challenge reigning 170-pound kingpin Georges St. Pierre in a Champion vs. Champion bout, but got Condit instead when the Canadian suffered a torn ACL and was forced to withdraw from the fight.
John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com has also revealed via Twitter that, though initially scheduled to appear, Nick Diaz will not be attending the post-fight press conference.
"Nick Diaz's nameplate has been removed. We will not have him at presser."