Brett Okamoto, who covers MMA for ESPN, reported on his Twitter account that Nick Diaz was given $300,000 for making his obligated media appearances and to help off-set the money lost when Georges St-Pierre pulled out of the planned title fight.
The sum of money seemed to work, as Diaz made all of his appearances prior to UFC 143. After losing to Carlos Condit, Diaz announced his retirement from fighting.
Recently, Diaz was denied an appeal in regards to his positive drug test for marijuana. He can re-file for his fight license in 2013.