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UFC 143 video: The confusing words of Nick Diaz

Steve Cofield
Cagewriter

LAS VEGAS -- Nick Diaz is saying, but he's not saying.

The UFC interim welterweight title challenger showed up for his first round of media duties yesterday in Las Vegas. Our videographer Silton Buendia did a beautiful of piecing together what he could.

On the topic of being the favorite in his UFC 143 fight against Carlos Condit:

"We have a really even sort of record. One of us might ha fought harder opponents. I can't say that I have. I just figure that one of us, with all those fights, one of us has had harder opponents in there," Diaz told the media at UFC 143 workout day. "I know that everybody I've fought has been really, they've been really tough. I've never been fed any squids."

So Condit's resume is less impressive, right? That's exactly what Diaz said, or did he?

On the subject of Georges St-Pierre's ACL injury, Diaz has his doubts yet he doesn't.

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GSP at the hospital 12/12/11 (MMAMania)

"Who knows? Maybe Georges isn't really hurt. Anybody seen any pictures of surgery because I haven't. I don't know, maybe they are everywhere and everybody knows. I just haven't seen it. I want to see some photographs or video," Diaz said. "I'm not saying 'Georges ain't hurt.'  I don't know. You're working out already?"

These comments came on the heels of Diaz saying he would never pull out of fight yet less than a minute later he questioned why GSP is showing fortitude and coming back so quickly.

Diaz also seemed to suggest that the UFC was making him fight too often ... but they're not.

"I don't know, sometimes I wonder if they like me out here, they don't like me? They think I'm an exciting fighter, they don't I'm an exciting fighter? I don't know these sort of things," Diaz said. "I wonder sometimes, are they just trying to beat me down."

Diaz was asked if he wants some time off.

"Not necessarily. I'd like to get credit and get paid. I'd like some acknowledgment. [...] I don't like to fight. I don't like to do this. This is a job," said Diaz.

Diaz, tabbed the No. 1 contender by the UFC, will battle Carlos Condit for the interim title. He could take the interim strap with a rousing victory, get a big ovation from the crowd and a postfight bonus from the UFC, but with Diaz he'll probably react by asking why they didn't give him the real belt. In fact, mark it down.

You can watch UFC 143 right here on Yahoo! Sports

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