Okra might be the most vile and disgusting vegetable on the planet. I can eat beets and even stomach some of those nasty baby poop colored canned peas if I have to, but okra will make me dry heave just thinking about it. Don’t say the word tequila around me either-the mere sight, sound or smell of tequila instantly initiates my gag reflex like that dude on TUF 9 that couldn’t stop gagging on his mouthguard.
I wonder if that happens to Nick Diaz anytime someone mentions fighting a training partner or his own brother. On this week’s strikeforce conference call Nick was asked his opinion on the Rashad Evans Jon Jones situation and he had this to say:
“[Jones and Evans are] not real training partners though. You don’t understand, they’re like 10 years apart for one, or something like that. They didn’t grow up training together and [Jones] is brand new to the sport,” Diaz said. “He’s just doing whatever — they got him so busy making photoshoots and press conferences and conference calls and all that — I’m missing practice right now being on this. I missing a very serious practice. I got a lot of people right in front of me on the mat right now training and I need my practice. I’m over here on this call and it’s simple, stuff like this, that’s what they got them doing and they’re not focused on who’s important to them in life.
“I got training partners and I got what works that got me there. That’s my team, that’s a disgusting thought to have to fight my brother. I don’t even appreciate being asked about that.”
So there you have it, Nick Diaz finds fighting a training partner or his brother utterly gross and no one really should ever again ask him that question. He also doesn’t seem to like being made to do conference calls when he could instead be training. A conference call for Nick Diaz is like a slimey piece of okra on my spoon. Disgusting. [source]