Nick Diaz talks about the lack of challengers in Strikeforce

Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz speaks out on the reason he will compete next in Japan, because of lack of challengers at welterweight on Strikeforce’s roster.

Diaz, speaking via CageWriter.com, said:

“No, I don’t (have any challengers). That’s why I’m going to fight in Japan. They don’t have anybody for me. My last fight, they had to bring that guy from [DREAM]. People always talk about Georges St. Pierre, and they say, ‘Why would he come down to fight you?’ And I say, ‘Whoa, whoa. Let’s talk about GSP.’ He fought Dan Hardy, who got there by beating a guy my brother [UFC fighter Nate Diaz] just beat up. I was asked to fight Dan Hardy, and I turned down that fight because the guy isn’t popular and he isn’t important. He’s not that good. He gets to the UFC, and he punches out Mike Swick. I don’t have anything bad to say about Mike Swick, but I’ve never been impressed with Mike Swick. That’s all the UFC has over there is Mike Swick.”

“That’s all they have to offer. [Thiago Alves] is having head trauma problems, and I’ve never been impressed with him either. Matt Hughes is old, and Karo Parisyan is good, but he fell off. I felt bad for him. The UFC has all new guys. These guys don’t even deserve to fight me, they don’t deserve to fight for a title. That’s why I’m talking about, hey, we should put [GSP vs. Diaz] together.”

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