Originally Posted by Ape City
Ah see there's your problem: You read the transcript. Listen to the conference call and most of what Diaz says is cleaned up to make more sense than it does.
Nick wasn't talking shit when he was talking about GSP getting handed water bottles and all the other "pampered" things, but he was whining like a spoiled brat who is too stupid to understand the difference between being a professional fighter and being a celebrity. If Nick wants GSP money he should be taking notes as to what GSP does. Not missing conferences, swearing at cameras, flipping off opponents, getting caught for weed, and generally making himself un-representable by a real company like Adidas.
Nick Diaz was acting like he has to work harder for everything than GSP. GSP responded perfectly by reminding him he already had to do the shit Nick has done, just that he was smart enough to know what to do to get to the next level. Diaz, as much as I love him, is too dumb to understand. GSp knew exactly what Nick said, and it is insulting to insinuate that since GSP has more help now that he is somehow undeserving of what he worked for. Nick could have brought himself to the next level years ago if he played the game and made himself marketable, but he chose to do whatever the **** he wanted. Well, Nick, this is what you get.
Nick understands exactly the way the game is played, he's just having none of the bullshit. He isn't prepared to sell himself out in order to make money. That was his entire point all along. The entire gist of his argument was that GSP has to think VERY CAREFULLY about every thing he says under the spotlight and has his agents and advisers telling him what to say as a professional rather than saying what's actually on his mind and how he really feels.
He was basically saying that GSP is full of shit and never actually really expresses how he feels because he has people doing that for him. Nick understands that's how the game is played and he wants nothing to do with it; "he knows he he comes from" and he will say it as it is and how he feels, he doesn't give a shit.
I mean, GSP has a twitter where other people are tweeting for him? WTF is this nonsense, I thought the entire idea behind twitter was to make it a tool for fans to chat directly with their favourite stars and celebrities? I think that proves Nicks point entirely. GSP is a fake, robotic personalty.