A lot of fans have been hoping to see a rematch between Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz go down, but it doesn’t sound like the latter’s too interested. Well, not unless the UFC offers up some big time cash.
UFC President Dana White has said in the past that he’d like to see Lawler – Diaz II, and there’s no shortage of folks who agree with him. So, now that Lawler was taken out by Tyron Woodley last weekend, there’s been speculation that the UFC would try to book the rematch (Diaz KO’d Lawler way back in 2004 at UFC 47).
Well, Diaz recently spoke with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, and when asked about facing Lawler again, the outspoken fighter said he wasn’t interested. Diaz cited the fact that Lawler is coming off a loss. He also noted that he likes the former champ.
In fact, while discussing who he would be interested in fighting, here is some of what Diaz had to say:
“We’re going to have to see, sit down and have a look at what fans want to see,” Diaz said. “I’m on top right now. I’m on top of this game. There ain’t no ‘giving’ me a shot. I’m giving somebody a shot. If anybody’s getting a shot, somebody’s getting a shot against me, because I’m the guy to beat. These guys aren’t doing any money fighting each other, and until they do some money fighting each other, I’m not interested. I’m looking for the right guy to make the right show, do the right numbers. Then we can talk.”
It’s going to be fascinating to see what comes next for Diaz, especially since he’s not calling anyone out.
The Stockton star just completed an 18 month suspension, after testing positive for marijuana. Diaz hasn’t fought since January, 2015, when he took on Anderson Silva.