Originally Posted by Peter__1987
Look at Mayhem's last couple UFC performances then look at Diaz's fight with Penn, apples and oranges.
Problem for Diaz is that he is operating on a short rope because of his habit of fucking the UFC over due to being a moron. He's just a crappy employee, they can't rely on him for ANYTHING. He can't be a coach on TUF, and he can't be a fighter they can use as a face of the company. You can't organize anything
around Diaz without constantly stressing that he's going to suddenly fuck it up at any time for no reason. That's OK while he's winning, but once he gets a bad loss and fan interest in him dies down, he quickly becomes very expendable. There are plenty of guys who will fight balls out and
show up at the press conferences.