Nick Diaz is a tremendous fighter and you won't get a strong argument that he isn’t one of the best in the world between 160-170 lbs. But ask most if he’s a buffoon and there won't be much debate on that topic either.
The Stockton, California native solidified his fighting reputation with a 5-4 record in UFC that included quality losses to Karo Parisyan, Sean Sherk and Diego Sanchez. This was all before the age of 24.
His reputation away from the ring isn’t so hot. He tested positive for marijuana after his win at Pride 33 over Takanori Gomi. Diaz was suspended six months and fined $3,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
He’s also had numerous run-ins away from ring. The most notable was his post-fight brawl at St. Rose hospital in Henderson, NV. The Henderson Police Department was called to the scene when Diaz and his opponent earlier that night at UFC 57, Joe Riggs, were going at it in the emergency room.
Diaz further stained the sport this weekend when he failed to make weight (160 lbs) for his Elite XC fight against Muhsin Corbbrey. He 'barely' missed the limit, weighing in at 169!! Diaz dispatched of Corbbrey easily with a third-round TKO.
But he still had some fight left in him as he ruined K.J. Noon’s post-fight celebration. Following Noons' main event win over Yves Edwards, Diaz decided to go WWE on the Showtime card.
Yahoo’s Dave Meltzer reported on the post-fight fracas. Check out the video after the jump.