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Nick Diaz PSYC 101

This is a brief venture into the mental processes of Nick Diaz with regards to why his interviews go awry at times.

Skip to 8:48 of this video:

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/2/1/2764919/ufc-143-video-nick-diaz-vs-carlos-condit-georges-st-pierre-interview

Reporter's question:

"Have you paid attention or heard what Georges has said about your fight

–that he's hoping and praying that you win."

What he meant:

"Have you paid attention or heard what Georges has said about your fight

–that he's hoping and praying that you win

[because he really wants to fight you]."

What Nick understood:

"Have you paid attention or heard what Georges has said about your fight

–that he's hoping and praying that you win

[because you guys are acting like you’re friends]."

Nick's consequent reaction:

"Yea you know what that's the kind of thing I'm talking about.

To me that's crazy.

I'm not over here trying to act crazy

you know

I'm straight up bro

You look at me.

you know

look into my eyes

You know what I'm saying?

I'm like

I'm not playing no games.

You know what I mean?

And uh,

see for you everything is a joke, okay?

And for me, I'm crazy, I'm you know I'm acting like it's fake craziness

but uh you know to me that's just realistic

you know um

get real bro

you know

What are you trying to say?

like uh

You guys are friends?

you know

These people are acting like they're friends now.

And that's not the case

you know what I mean

and uh

That's an act. That's crazy. To me that's crazy.

You gonna put on an act

like that

That's c'mon that's crazy.

Where I come from that's crazy so

you know?"

Reporters need to understand this communication gap and think about how they phrase their questions if they wish to avoid misunderstandings and hostile accusations by Diaz.

This communication gap may also be why we rarely see an insightful Nick Diaz interview.

The MMA world needs to find a journalist that smokes weed regularly (preferably a Stockton native with at least two felonies) to do ALL Diaz interviews.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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