Nick Diaz: ’I’m just trying to make ends meet’
Nick Diaz sustained a five year suspension after being positive on marijuana, but he will have many difficulties facing that decision.
Many fighters supported the UFC star after getting a huge five year suspension. Here's what he had to say:
"I have to figure out how to make a living.
"It's upsetting. I held off on having kids and getting married so I could fight. I gave my life to this. I am a fighter. It's what I am. A lot of guys have to worry about what their wives and kids think, I don't. All my attention goes towards fighting, and now I don't know if I can fight. They've taken it away from me."
He did state that he had been watching his money due to the suspension:
"I'm just trying to make ends meet."
When asked by TMZ about Rousey, he noted the similarities between them and gave her props:
"She didn't need to do that. I don't know if she caught heat for it. I hope she didn't. But Ronda understands how I am. She's like me, only a girl. A prize fighter. She's a great friend."
One interesting thing he had to say was when he was directly asked about his future plans:
"I've been hearing other states' athletic commissions are angry about the ruling, so hopefully I'll be able to fight in those states."