Nate Diaz explains his fortitude before a fight

Nate Diaz explains his fortitude before a fight

Photo: Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com

Photo: Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com

By Edward Carbajal

Nate Diaz made a lot of media rounds last night over at Fox Sports 1; he was on “UFC tonight”, “At the Buzzer” with Andy Nesbit and then did “Fox Sports Live”. In the latter two appearances Diaz broke down why he is so amicable now as opposed to when in camp for a fight. His explanation should make a lot of sense, but considering the MMA fan base has grown a lot in the last few years, it was good of him to explain what goes through a fighters mind leading up to fight night.

It should go without saying that having to engage in combat with another human being should never be taken lightly. However, media and newer fans that perhaps think it is comparable to regular, team sports needed to hear his point of view. Anyone that has ever wrestled in college, boxed, or done any sort of one-on-one competition that is close to what it truly is; a fight, knows the mental process. Diaz explained his; he just wants to fight already. “Just say ‘GO!’ already” Diaz would say when talking about the moments before the fight actually begins.

This is not a sport, I know we’re on Fox Sports but this is a fight, hard to act right and talk like a civilized human being when I’m in a very uncivilized situation.
— Nate Diaz

Check out his full interview below, and remember his out of camp personality before you go and judge him by his fight camp one. Everyone handles the pressure of a fight in different ways and Diaz explains his method.

 

Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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