1. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. For those experiencing login issues, a temporary solution is to clear your cache and cookies on your web browser. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
  2. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Does Nick Quitting Tarnish The Diaz Bros Image ?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by bogeyj, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. bogeyj Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2021
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    290
    they are basically seen as badass tough guys with no quit in them; kill or be killed types who always give it 100% <{JustBleed}>

    that's the image their fans have in their minds when thinking about the Diaz bros legacy in MMA.<{natewhut}><209Bitch>

    does Nick quitting last night affect that perception of them at all? <{titihmm}>
     
    Leoooo and 90 50 like this.
  2. MartiniSIDe Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    3,023
    Location:
    Montréal, Qc, Can
    No, not at all

    Both bros are legends and legit bad ass. It's just the nature of the sport. You cannot get out for a few years, be in your late 30s and come back.

    If you dont have that fire anymore, It's going to look bad. I consider this fight for Nick almost the same way I do for that stupid Liddell Ortiz fight a couple years ago. Shouldnt have happened but it doesnt tarnish their legacy at all.
     
  3. frederick Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8,625
    Likes Received:
    910
  4. TheSantos Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2021
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    504
    An old retired guy quitting during what is basically an exhibition fight doesn't tarnish his actual career from years earlier at all lol
     
    RNC88, Dorch, gannima and 26 others like this.
  5. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    37,820
    Likes Received:
    40,547
    Location:
    Knowhere
    Na - when yer done yer done.
     
  6. SuperNerd Season Mode.

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    57,480
    Likes Received:
    3,127
    Not really. I never thought Nick would let himself get battered for the UFC. He's a pretty smart fighter. He would rather do nothing and throw goofy kicks than put himself in real danger. There is no way he's letting himself get battered like boxer after a 9-count. He threw the towel in for his brother when it got bad. This doesn't change much of my opinion of Diaz.

    And Diaz fans have been able to ignore reality and pull new narratives out of their buttholes with ease. They'll believe whatever they want.

    Also, shitting on Diaz is kinda lame now. Might as well insult Chuck too.

    Although I'm gonna laugh at the 1,2,5 type comments now.
     
  7. metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98 Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Still had the sack to get in there and fight, which is more than most will even consider lol. It's a shitty way to 'fade' out as it were... but I think the long time fans got a little treat of nostalgia. Friends and I had fun with it, we went to the same damn bar we were at for the 2004 fight, which after 17 years was kind of a mindfuck.
     
  8. 13 others Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2016
    Messages:
    5,556
    Likes Received:
    2,846
    People on this forum need to grow up lol.

    He got seriously hurt in there and didnt want to take anymre damage. The guy is almost 40. Talking about image and reputation is ridiculous and immature. The guy could have had his life altered for the worse if he continued.

    You people need to realize that theyre putting their health on the line for entertainment and $. No money is worth continuing that fight for Nick Diaz and your entertainment means zero at that point.

    Half of the people on this forum have literally never thrown a punch and youre talking about their image lol.

    Absurd.
     
  9. deman Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    404
    Nate always had more heart. Nick was better but could never have rallied after the beatings Nate took. He's essentially given up before, just nowhere near as obviously as this.
     
  10. Kinku Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    463
    I blame the fans, they put nick on a pedestal. Let nick be nick
     
    Leoooo and AlphaCroCop like this.
  11. Rovert Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    271
    Location:
    (403) Calgary MotherFucker
    Robbie was Terminator in there, Nick could have used a bat on him and he was going to keep going, he Diazed Diaz
     
  12. Eiger Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2020
    Messages:
    1,215
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Location:
    USA
    Mmm, sorta. It doesn't tarnish his career up until 2015, but it makes this "comeback" look lame and sorta fraudulent.
     
    bluestwhale, fedja and Blayt7hh like this.
  13. NoSmilez Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    13,557
    Likes Received:
    1,564
    Location:
    NYC
    He gave us two rounds.
     
  14. Mr. Mackey Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,172
    Likes Received:
    46
    Pretty clear he has no interest in fighting these days. Doesn’t change his legacy it’s just a fighter not knowing when to give up on competing, we see it every year with guys fighting into their late 30s, 40s even. Honestly, respect to Nick for getting in there with Robbie and going 3 rounds.
     
  15. RawDawgBob Like's; 100,000,000,000.69

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,643
    Likes Received:
    403
    Location:
    ABQ, New Mexico
    and i'm pretty sure he was high while fighting. Sometimes while high, you just lose interest in stuff.
     
  16. SamboPunch Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    19,349
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Delta Quadrant
    lol it was obvious he doesn't care any more. probably got paid a shitload to lose anyhow.
     
  17. TheBulge Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    3,128
    Of course it does. If I were Nate I'd be furious with him.

    As overrated as Nate is, he has always upheld the Diaz image: He still comes in shape, ready to go to war and fight to the death.

    Nick certainly tarnished that even though he was once cut from the same cloth.
     
  18. JonJonesNeedle Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2020
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    2,449
    For sure it does.

    I use to think he was a fake wannabe gangster stockton soyboy.

    Now I think he is a fake wannabe gangster stockton soyboy quitter.
     
    KBE6EKCTAH_CCP, aali14, 90 50 and 6 others like this.
  19. Kos Fan Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,290
    Likes Received:
    5,206
    Not at all.
     
  20. Sgt Smith Bassed God

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    18,768
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    60°55′N 101°57′E
    Quitting fighting years ago tarnished his career to a far greater degree in my opinion. All this talk of Nick at the top of the heap over the years has been irrelevant.
     
  21. Deathbycalfkick Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2021
    Messages:
    1,079
    Likes Received:
    1,628
    It doesn't tarnish his legacy, but the excuse making by his nut huggers is both tragic and amusing. The mental gymnastics to think that his complete apathy in the lead up to this fight somehow resembles his social anxiety from his prime years is on another level. And it's not just about his dislike of fighting. He had no desire to be in that fight and mentally quit by pulling that 185 shit last minute.

    I like the guy he's a pioneer of the sport, but he has no business in the cage anymore.
     
    z99, Chosen, Humongo and 1 other person like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.