Nick Diaz on “Cyborg”: “If I lose this fight, I’m going to the hospital.”

Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz speaks about his upcoming title fight with number one contender, Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, explaining if he doesn’t end up winning the fight he’ll probably be heading to the hospital in the end.

Diaz, speaking via, said:

“Guys who fight like him don’t make it into the gym that much because they get hurt a lot. Those guys, if we spar and work out hard a couple days in a row, they don’t show up for a few days. Especially guys like him, they try to be explosive and powerful and lift weights and all that to make up for the technical aspects of things. I think sometimes that works against them. Sometimes it works for him, but it’s not very consistent.”

“The thing is, if you take shots from this guy, they’re going to be hard shots. If I lose this fight, I’m going to the hospital. That’s how I feel about this. It doesn’t change the way I look at it. He’s a good fighter.”

“He can’t go on bottom against me. If he goes on bottom, I’ll wreck him. I’ll finish him. He doesn’t want to be there. His only chance is to move around and throw punches, which is what I do. He really does want to come out and do something crazy in the first or second round. I just have to avoid that.”

“It could go either way. He could really screw up and I could finish, or he could end up getting beat up the whole fight. Or I could go in the hospital immediately.”

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