Somedays you walk into work after years of verbal abuse from a boss who has a Napolean complex and a ‘Type A’ personality and just feel like the gray felt walled cubicle you are trapped in everyday for eight hours is nothing more than a glorified prison cell. You get all of the crappy assignments everyone else hates to do. You deal with all the extra rude customers or clients. Your boss talks to you like your self worth is not much more than a chewed up piece of bubble gum stuck to the bottom of his shoe.
Sometimes all the abuse builds up over time and you decide enough is enough and when the alarm clock goes off to wake you up to get ready to go to work, you hit the snooze button and take a mental health AKA sick day. If you don’t, you might make a costly mistake and walk into work and stick your middle finger up your bosses nose while calling him an ‘expletive-ing’ oompa loompa then find yourself google mapping directions to the unemployment office the next morning. When the pressure gets to be too much, you just have to take some time to clear your head.
Maybe that’s how Nick Diaz feels on some level. He sat down during training camp with Fighters Only magazine prior to yesterday’s press conference no-show fiasco and revealed some feelings that might have been strong indications that Nick is having some of those kinds of feelings about fighting. Here’s a snip of the interview that can be found in the print only version of the Fighters Only Magazine:
“Anything is better than what I have been going through. Maybe it’d be better to be locked up in prison. I’ve been trapped in this prison, and after every fight there is another… See, you don’t understand. When you get outta jail, that’s what it is… If I fight the fight, I win. I get out, I get off a little while and then get locked back up…
“Am I looking forward to the fight? No. If I fight, I lose, no matter what, win or lose. If I fight. Period. I don’t look forward to anything like that. I look past that, like, ‘Holy s**t… if I win this s**t I’m f**king stuck in this game.”
Nick is likening everything about the fight game except the actual fight to being stuck in prison. Kind of makes one wonder if that feeling of being locked in a prison cell didn’t trigger his internal alarm system to set off a fight or flight response and the only thing he could think to do was run away for a day. [source]