Last Saturday while the Diaz Brothers were in Las Vegas for UFC 209, TMZ Sports caught up with Nick and asked him when he was coming back and what were his plans, to which Nick replied by saying nobody wanted to fight him and that he had already spoken to Michael Bisping but the middleweight champion refused the fight.
“I talked to Michael Bisping already in New York about doing this fight. So, there’s more money for him if he takes the fight with me. Because we’re talking about a catchweight fight. He’s talking about how it’s going to be hard to make the weight, and I mean, come on, it’s a non-title fight. After I whoop his *** he still keeps the belt! So that’s more money, then you go fight GSP!”
Well, today Michael Bisping had his opportunity to respond and he did so in Bisping manner.
“Gotta love Nick Diaz and the delusional world the Diaz Brothers live in. Nate wants twenty-mill for his next fight — not gonna happen. Nick wants me to drop to 180 to fight him in a non-title fight. I mean, look at the abuse I’m getting right now for fighting in a title fight against Georges St-Pierre. Could you imagine if I said, ‘Now, I’m going to have a fight without the belt on the line.’”