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Nick Diaz, In Typical Fashion, Arrives Late For Q&A

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Nick Diaz pulled his best Nick Diaz-impersonation Wednesday night, arriving late for a planned Q&A session via the UFC’s official Twitter account.

However, the former No. 1 contender and ex-Strikeforce champion did finally show up, providing a handful of answers to questions from fans.

Diaz will fight in January after taking more than a year off, returning to meet Anderson Silva at UFC 183. His brother, Nate, is also set for a return to action that month. When asked if it is hard focusing on his fight with Nate also competing, Nick said “It’s the same as it always is.”

He got a little testy when a fan asked if checking leg kicks was something he could learn from Chris Weidman, replying, “That’s a rude question. I train w/Joe Schilling I’d say he’s one of the top kick boxers in the world.

“I’ve always had some of the best kick boxers in the world in the gym.”

Diaz was asked about a possible drop to lightweight. He’s returning at middleweight after competing at 170 pounds with the UFC.

“On account of the athleticism I bring to the table, I am sure I could make it to 155,” he said. “(I) don’t know that going to 155 would be necessary to fight anyone at that weight unless it was for the fight that people want to see and makes sense.”

With his final answer, Diaz said he “set out to do the most with my potential since day one. I’m on that from day one shit.”