The former UFC welterweight title challenger revealed that he is not looking for a fight against the Ohio-native, because he likes him and considers him to be a "hard worker."
"They want me to fight Matt Brown but I like Matt Brown," Diaz said. "I love the guy. He's a hard worker."
Diaz added that he is not looking to pick fights against UFC competitors, and that he loves any athlete that walk along the same path that he once did.
"I'm not trying to fight nobody. I don't want no trouble (smiles.) I just want to do something big if I do anything at all. I'm not trying to hate on nobody. I love everybody that works towards what I was working towards.
"It's a hard game. It's a hard life."