OMG! That's sooo cute.
Nick is just a sensitive guy who doesn't like being cast as the "bad guy". His feelings are hurt.
And of course he's never disrespected GSP.
Except when he grabbed the mic in the center of the octagon and accused GSP of faking an injury in front 20,000 fans and everyone watching the PPV.
Rather silly for GSP to take offense to that. If another fighter had done that to Nick, he no doubt would just let it roll off his back.
It's funny how Nick doesn't seem to grasp the concept of hyping a fight. Or how he takes what others say like "the most disrespectful human being" and adds words like "piece of sh!t".
GSP never called him a piece of sh!t. But we wouldn't want to let facts get in the way of a good Diaz rant now would we.
Should be a great fight!
Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
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.
You are partially correct.
GSP doesn't have to think very carefully about he says. He CHOOSES to think very carefully about what he says.
Just like every other sports star in every major professional sport. Sidney Crosby, Tom Brady, LeBron James.
You don't get sponsorships with major corporations like Under Armour and Gatorade for sounding like a thug.
And when you get to the top and are under intense media scrutiny most sports stars simply don't want the aggravation of saying "what's really on their mind" only to have that sound byte plastered all over SportsCenter for the next week and then have to answer 3,487 questions in the next week about one quote.
Nick is free to "keep it real" all he wants. That is his choice and it will be the direct reason he doesn't get all of things he says he wants.
And FYI...Diaz has more than enough money to hire people to "pamper" him. The fact he stills looks after his own finances is another choice.
Accountants are not expensive. Neither are publicists or assistants to help manage public appearances and conferences calls.