Nick Diaz: “I’ve always wanted to fight Shinya Aoki”

Strikeforce welterweight champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Nick Diaz has stated he always wanted to fight Shinya Aoki.

Diaz, speaking to, said:

“That’s why I’ve always wanted to fight Shinya Aoki. I don’t want to say I was a big Shinya Aoki fan, but it’s just that I felt like he got out and was able to do a lot of the tricks that I like to do before I was able to do them. I guess you can say, a little bit jealous that he was making that sort of show before I was.”

“[Aoki] doesn’t really have standup so he just goes for what he does and he finishes like that. I feel like if that was all I could do, I’d finish all the time too. But I go ahead and thrown punches.”

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