Diaz Impromptu Retirement at UFC 143
By Brian Holmes
With all the hype surrounding the fight either fighter who lost would have been seriously dissapointed.
When Carlos won Nick threw somewhat of a temper tantrum.
Condit seemed to have been brought in to lose. All of the media attention was around GSP wanting to fight Diaz due to his apparent disrespect after the Penn fight. No one seemed to think that Condit would be able to win.
While I still believe that Diaz has a better shot at beating GSP then Condit does, that doesn't mean that he couldn't do it.
I had Diaz to win by decision before the fight actually happened, but Condit impressed me by staying to his game plan and not getting caught up on the cage where Diaz could unload dozens of punches.
Everyone knows that Diaz is a very emotional fighter with all of the talking in the cage and hand gestures that helped to make him famous, but after the fight Diaz said that he didn't lose that fight and that he lost fights before and won't accept that either (in an unrelated interview he did state that his first fight with Jeremy Jackson he counted as a loss).
He said that he was done with this shit and doesn't think that they will be able to pay him enough to want to fight again.
Claiming that Condit ran the whole time and threw baby leg kicks because that's how fighters understand how to win in the UFC.
When Joe Rogan said that I hope you reconsider and come back to fight Diaz had to say i'm done with this shit once more in to the mic.
Dana white stated at the post fight interview that he doesn't think that Diaz will retire. I'm not to sure i've seen Diaz lose a few fights and can't remember him ever saying that he was going to retire over it.
Maybe it's do to the high stakes of this fight, the highest profile that Diaz and Condit have been in.
I hope that he reconsiders his spur of the moment retirement, but with one fight left on his contract and Koschecks name being thrown in the mix during the post fight press conference. That might be the final straw in his career if Koscheck holds him down for three rounds (or five if it's the main event).