When you’re donning championship gold, it’s natural that your peers will call for a shot at your head. It’s nothing personal, but it comes with the territory when you’re the top dog. That’s the case with Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz, as Paul Daley would love nothing better than an opportunity to dethrone the king – with all due respect, of course.
“Nick Diaz – great fighter. It took me a while to come round to it. As a person people say he’s a bit of a (expletive), that sort of stuff, but as a fighter I’m a huge Nick Diaz fan,” Daley told MMAWeekly.com. “A lot of people say stuff about his boxing and everything, I think he’s a fantastic boxer. He’s one of my favorite fighters at the moment.”
While the Brit is impressed with Diaz’s game, MMA’s sucker punch specialist couldn’t say the same thing about his golden boy opponent.
“K.J. Noons, I wouldn’t say he’s one of my favorite fighters. I don’t think too much of him, and I think Nick Diaz should put him away pretty easily,” Daley added.