Michael Bisping is not satisfied with the way Nate Diaz behaved after his defeat at BMF against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244.
The fight ended somewhat anti-climatic after the doctor decided that Diaz would not be able to continue after the third round. Diaz suffered massive cuts and cuts on the right side of his face, and the former UFC challenger had little to no success against Masvidal, who proved himself a superior fighter during the night.
Diaz believes that the UFC wanted to pick him up from the start, and the 34-year-old says he's done with MMA and is officially on tour.
Bisping, the former UFC middleweight champion, beat Diaz after his tantrum after the fight and says he has lost much respect for the Stockton bat.
"Listen, I love to watch Nate fight, and I like watching Nick fight," podcast host Bisping said in a recent episode of Believe You Me (h / t BJPenn.com). "I'm a big fan of both, that's me really. I could not miss this fight on Saturday. I could not miss the Pettis fight in any case. They are great fighters. They bring tension every time. And you're right, there's that aura, that element from there is a wildness. They do not know what they are doing and what they are saying, and that is part of the attraction. I understand that, but if I lose this fight and then say, "Okay, I'm going to retire" because it did not go its way and I then start coming out with conspiracy theories and things like that. It is completely unattractive. "
"So he says," I'm going to retire, "he only hurts himself," Bisping went on. "He's in his mid-thirties. I do not know who he is, 32? 33? 34, maybe something like that, this window is not open forever, I do not know what he got paid in New York, but it would be a lot of money It was probably in the range of a few million dollars that I would run out of. A fighter's window does not stay forever The window does not stay open Get in, make as much money as you can As long as you can, he only hurts himself, letting a setback strike in a fight and then saying, "Man, fuck it, that's it, I'm retired, I'm sorry for someone like me I do not respect it. "
Bisping may be frustrated, but Diaz's behavior should come as no surprise. The UFC fan favorite has retired several times over the course of his career, but eventually landed in the Octagon again and again.
In fact, the younger Diaz brother told Ariel Helwani before his BMF title fight against "Gamebred" that he could never really withdraw from the MMA and believe that fighting is ultimately good for him.
"I'll take off forever, or I'll come back to it if someone comes right," said Diaz. "The only reason we have had problems in the past is that you should treat me better the way it should, I've always been in this game and I'm doing my thing regardless of the outcome, I'm getting my next fight on everyone Fall stronger and come back better. "
"I think (fighting) is best for me," he continued. "It's strange, because it fights self-destructively and does not fight self-destructively, killing or being killed, as I said, it would kill him with it, it would kill him without it, I do not want to do it (explicitly), but it's not nice for me to watch someone else do it. "