Steve Cofield

Strikeforce shocker! Diaz says he did what he wanted in school

Steve Cofield
Cagewriter

He is one of the oddest birds in mixed martial arts. You never know what Nick Diaz is going to say or do. Sometimes you simply can't understand what he's saying. Diaz, 25, tells Showtime that he liked martial arts from a young age ... readin' and 'rithmetic, not so much:

"There's certain things I can't do, I'm not gonna do. If someone tells me to do it, I'm gonna do what I want to do. That's why I fight. I wanna do what I wanna do. That's why I fight. I wanna fight. They say why don't you do your work in class and school, whatever. I'm like, I don't wanna. I couldn't figure out why. I can tell you now, I didn't want to."

Huh?

Diaz is hoping to be the same impossible riddle on Saturday night against Frank Shamrock on Showtime. It is interesting to learn in this Diaz intro piece that the guy is a fitness freak who recently competed in a triathlon.

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