“He Is a Good F***Ing Guy”- Nick Diaz’s Real Character Is Contrary to Popular Belief Says Veteran Referee

Published 12/29/2021, 9:30 AM EST


The Diaz brothers have created a legacy in the MMA world. Both the fighters have some serious accolades under their name. On one hand, Nick has won the Strikeforce, WEC, and IFC welterweight belts, while, Nate has won The Ultimate Fighter 5′ and many UFC bonus awards.

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The pair have been successful in creating a cult-like following through their non-filtered and thug-like personalities. Their full-rampage mode brutal fights are a good example of this. However, former MMA referee, John McCarthy thinks that the elder brother’s persona is way off from his true self.

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In the recent episode of his combat sports podcast ‘Weighing In’, McCarthy touches on Nick Diaz’s future in MMA and the possibility of retirement. Nick last fought Robbie Lawler, after stepping in the octagon after six years, the fight ended in Robbie’s favor.

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McCarthy believes Nick Diaz is misinterpreted

Big John shared, “Nick is as tough as they come, and I love the guy. And I think, you know, he’s such a good guy, and he’s got a persona that people, you know, the perception of what he is and who he truly is, it’s two different things. And he is a good f***ing guy who will spend time with people and give you the shirt off his back if it’s something that he looks at as important.”

John then further explained that Nick is perceived in the wrong light. McCarthy stated, “ He’s not a thug. He’s very intellectual as far as what he cares about. ” Big John also highlighted his helpful and caring attitude towards others.

Will Nick come back for another fight?

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According to UFC president Dana White, Nick is not fighting for enjoyment but is doing so as a necessity. He also advised the 38-year-old to not fight anymore.

People can only speculate about Nick’s next move, but no one can predict how the UFC icon will decide to steer his career.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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