UFC Lightweight Nate Diaz recently did an interview where he pretty much unloaded on his last opponent Josh Thomson. Diaz said he felt that Thompson ran from him the whole time and even said he made noises like a woman when he hit him. Sounds like work got back around to Thomson, as he has a few things to say about the fight with Diaz. The bombshell Thomson dropped was a little bit juicier than the name calling. According to Thomson, Diaz didn’t make weight, and if he wanted to, he could have taken 20% of his purse. Diaz said he wanted a rematch, but Thomson isn’t having it.
Thompson told BJPenn.com Radio:
“I think the biggest thing is this; he is interested in a rematch with me, one thing he needs to remember before the fight even happened, he was complaining after weigh in’s about how he was moving back up to 170, so he couldn’t even make weight when we fought the first time. Nate knows this.”
“I am going to say this directly to him; Nate, you didn’t make the weight, so how are you going to make the weight when we fight again? That’s the thing that’s discerning, we all let it slide because it was a huge fight, but you didn’t make the weight and you still lost. So unless you plan on fighting me a 170 then I’m not really interested. Like I said, I’m looking forward to the title shot, I’m looking forward to getting in there for the title. If I have to go through him again to do it, then so be it, maybe you should start watching what you eat, maybe you should start doing that to take care of yourself. You couldn’t make the weight the first time and that was something I was going to keep to myself, but you want to start talking trash? Saying all these things, knowing that I beat you fair and square, I guess next time we’ll take 20% of your purse if you don’t make weight.”
“It’s an issue I could have brought up and made a big deal about but I didn’t do it because that’s not the kind of person I am. I could have made a big fuss and taken it, rubbed some salt in the wound and taken 20% percent of your purse after you lost, but I didn’t That’s the kind of person I am, I moved on and I suggest you do the same thing.”
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