“Don’t need to get my a** whooped”- Nick Diaz believes years of battles earned him a title fight against Kamaru Usman

Nick Diaz gives his reasons to pick Kamaru Usman as the next opponent for his return in 2022.

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Nick Diaz's reason to call out Kamaru Usman

Nick Diaz calling out the number one pound-for-pound champion in the world, Kamaru Usman surely shocked everyone in the world.

Nick Diaz yesterday in an interview with TMZ revealed that he wants to return to the octagon in the year 2022. The fighter fought his first bout since 2015, last year against his vintage rival Robbie Lawler. Though the expectations and the hype behind the Stockton fighter returning to fight were high, the actual fight ended up disappointing all the fans of the sport.

Diaz could barely get past the first round as Lawler cruised through the fight. Nick gave up in the third round and the fight was called and Lawler was awarded a third-round TKO win. Diaz, leading up to the last fight was constantly suggesting that he shouldn’t be fighting at UFC 266. Cut to yesterday and Diaz believes he should fight the champion instead of taking on the youngsters of the sport.

The 38-year-old believes his legacy in the sport deserves a title fight against the best in the welterweight division. Nick is aware of the talent present in the division and believes he doesn’t need to trade with young upcoming prospects. The MMA legend demands a straight title shot.

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“Skip all the mess” Nick Diaz doesn’t want to fight the youngsters of the division

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Nick “Diablo” Diaz

“Just skip all the mess. I don’t need to go in there and get my a** whooped by one of the young guys,” said the 38-year-old. “It’s not that I won’t win. It’s just not motivating to fight…I want to fight for the title. I am 38 years old.” Nick has fought for the title before and is one of the greatest to ever do it in the sport of MMA.

His fights in the UFC are undoubtedly one of the best in history. Diaz leading up to the Lawler fight also said multiple times that he shouldn’t be fighting Lawler in a rematch when he already beat the guy. “I should be fighting Kamaru Usman and that’s it,” said Diaz in an ESPN interview leading up to UFC 266.

Watch Diaz’s latest TMZ interview below:

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