UFC Quick Quote: 'Nate Diaz wants no part of fight with Frankie Edgar'

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sparky
3/7/12 10:18:34PM
"I'm pretty sure, like, I'm not really big on fighting Frankie, you know? Frankie came down to train with me and he represents Renzo Gracie and Ricardo Almeida, I train with Cesar (Gracie) so, I really don't want no part of that fight. I'm mostly interested in fighting people I don't know. "

Loyalty before potential title shots? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contender Nate Diaz tells MMA Fighting that he wants no part in fighting former UFC 155-pound champion, Frankie Edgar. Not that he fears "The Answer," exactly, he would just rather not face someone with such strong ties to the Gracie family whom he has trained with in the past. Diaz, a member of the Cesar Gracie fight team in California, has spent some hit the mats with Edgar, who trains under Cesar's cousin in New York, Renzo. Nate will headline UFC on FOX 3 on May 5, 2012, as he takes on the very scrappy Jim Miller.


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Chael_Sonnen
3/7/12 10:28:14PM
I agree with Nate.....I wouldn't want to be a part of a dance contest either.
tcunningham
3/7/12 10:37:45PM
its kind of like frankie is his fifth cousin that he only see's every 5 years at family reunions. get over it
FastKnockout
3/7/12 11:19:24PM
I used to disagree with all the "I won't fight teammates" bull**** but the more I think about it the less opinion I have on it from a personal stand point. I don't know these guys, and I haven't spent time with them in the gym. I haven't shed blood and sweat with them. So I can't really say anything about how they feel fighting each other.


At the same time Nate hasn't spent much time training with Edgar but I know how deeply the Diaz brothers feel about loyalty. When it comes down to the Gracie name, the Diaz brothers will honor their loyalty, so I can see why he may have an issue fighting Edgar, who has ties with Renzo Gracie.


Just my opinion, though. I know a lot of fans here on the playground disagree with me.
Boo_Radley21
3/8/12 2:21:16AM
This reminds me of how Nick said he didn't want to fight BJ. I think he probably doesn't but if he was offered a shot at the title he wouldn't turn it down, or if they needed it to happen. Yea they've trained together but its not like they're stockton homies or anything
KungFuMaster
3/8/12 3:05:15AM

Posted by FastKnockout

I used to disagree with all the "I won't fight teammates" bull**** but the more I think about it the less opinion I have on it from a personal stand point. I don't know these guys, and I haven't spent time with them in the gym. I haven't shed blood and sweat with them. So I can't really say anything about how they feel fighting each other.


At the same time Nate hasn't spent much time training with Edgar but I know how deeply the Diaz brothers feel about loyalty. When it comes down to the Gracie name, the Diaz brothers will honor their loyalty, so I can see why he may have an issue fighting Edgar, who has ties with Renzo Gracie.


Just my opinion, though. I know a lot of fans here on the playground disagree with me.



Not at all.

If I was a fighter, I would not want to fight someone I knew personally or have trained with... Of course, that does not mean I will never fight him. If the number one contender spot or the championship is on the line, then yes, I will fight. For all other fights, I would do my best to avoid fighting people I know and train with...
Wallass
3/8/12 5:45:12AM
Cesar's camp is the biggest group of people who refuse to fight one another. If Gilbert wants a UFC fighter give him Nate, if Nate don't want that fight then ask him why he;s so scared hommie?
postman
3/8/12 8:20:25AM
This is a little extream if you ask me. I understand the AKA guys not fighting they train everyday together. If everyone who has worked out together decideds not to fight Joe silva is in big trouble.
KingCmb
3/8/12 9:06:39AM
damn if everyone who ever trained with a gracie never fought eachother who would fight really everyone in mma is training with a gracie in some way or another theres like 100 of them they all pretty much train and or fight or have and via a trickle down everone is connected
Chael_Sonnen
3/8/12 1:14:00PM

Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by FastKnockout

I used to disagree with all the "I won't fight teammates" bull**** but the more I think about it the less opinion I have on it from a personal stand point. I don't know these guys, and I haven't spent time with them in the gym. I haven't shed blood and sweat with them. So I can't really say anything about how they feel fighting each other.


At the same time Nate hasn't spent much time training with Edgar but I know how deeply the Diaz brothers feel about loyalty. When it comes down to the Gracie name, the Diaz brothers will honor their loyalty, so I can see why he may have an issue fighting Edgar, who has ties with Renzo Gracie.


Just my opinion, though. I know a lot of fans here on the playground disagree with me.



Not at all.

If I was a fighter, I would not want to fight someone I knew personally or have trained with... Of course, that does not mean I will never fight him. If the number one contender spot or the championship is on the line, then yes, I will fight. For all other fights, I would do my best to avoid fighting people I know and train with...



I would fight my mother and granny if Joe Silva wanted me to.
shaneTpain
3/8/12 6:10:31PM
This not wanting to fight friends shit is ridiculous. I play hockey against buddies all the time! Its a sport, its fun, its not personal! Diaz doesnt have to worry about it though cause Jimmy Miller is gonna merk em
Pookie
3/8/12 8:10:09PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by FastKnockout

I used to disagree with all the "I won't fight teammates" bull**** but the more I think about it the less opinion I have on it from a personal stand point. I don't know these guys, and I haven't spent time with them in the gym. I haven't shed blood and sweat with them. So I can't really say anything about how they feel fighting each other.


At the same time Nate hasn't spent much time training with Edgar but I know how deeply the Diaz brothers feel about loyalty. When it comes down to the Gracie name, the Diaz brothers will honor their loyalty, so I can see why he may have an issue fighting Edgar, who has ties with Renzo Gracie.


Just my opinion, though. I know a lot of fans here on the playground disagree with me.



Not at all.

If I was a fighter, I would not want to fight someone I knew personally or have trained with... Of course, that does not mean I will never fight him. If the number one contender spot or the championship is on the line, then yes, I will fight. For all other fights, I would do my best to avoid fighting people I know and train with...



I would fight my mother and granny if Joe Silva wanted me to.



Nu-uh
KungFuMaster
3/8/12 9:07:22PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by FastKnockout

I used to disagree with all the "I won't fight teammates" bull**** but the more I think about it the less opinion I have on it from a personal stand point. I don't know these guys, and I haven't spent time with them in the gym. I haven't shed blood and sweat with them. So I can't really say anything about how they feel fighting each other.


At the same time Nate hasn't spent much time training with Edgar but I know how deeply the Diaz brothers feel about loyalty. When it comes down to the Gracie name, the Diaz brothers will honor their loyalty, so I can see why he may have an issue fighting Edgar, who has ties with Renzo Gracie.


Just my opinion, though. I know a lot of fans here on the playground disagree with me.



Not at all.

If I was a fighter, I would not want to fight someone I knew personally or have trained with... Of course, that does not mean I will never fight him. If the number one contender spot or the championship is on the line, then yes, I will fight. For all other fights, I would do my best to avoid fighting people I know and train with...



I would fight my mother and granny if Joe Silva wanted me to.



When you're the best, you have to accept all fights.
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