Mike Pierce: Nick Diaz is ‘entertaining like Honey Boo-Boo’

UFC Welterweight Mike Pierce is a man that gets little to no publicity in the stacked 170 lb. division. However, he is a fighter that never seems to go away and puts on close battles each time out to the Octagon. He is also an active fighter in a time when many are not, having fought three times in 2012. His first bout was a controversial loss to Josh Koscheck that he thought he had won, but he rebounded nicely by beating Carlos Eduardo Rocha and then knocking Aaron Simpson out cold last month. Pierce is not known for his trash talk, but he may be seeing the benefits it can garner for fighters in today’s UFC. Speaking to Joeshowradio.com on the topic of the rumored Koscheck-Nick Diaz fight, Pierce recently offered some interesting words:

“I’m not in love with either of the guys, but Koscheck is a guy I’ve already fought once, and he’s definitely a good fighter and everything. I wouldn’t take that away from him. Maybe it’s just the way I see Nick interact with the media. I look at him and shake my head like, ‘What the hell?’ I guess that’s part of the fun with him is the way he responds to certain things, and the antics that he pulls in the Octagon. It’s entertaining like the Jersey Shore is entertaining or Honey Boo Boo is entertaining. It’s a freaking train wreck, yeah, of course it’s going to get ratings and everything and people are going to talk about it, but it’s not my preference, to be honest.”

Pierce has gone out on a limb to criticize the antics of Diaz, who is arguably the UFC’s most polarizing fighter despite rarely fighting. Pierce also is looking to fight the top tier Welterweights, stating he is not going anywhere. He mentioned a bout with Jake Ellenberger in the interview, which could be a great fight. Pierce is always tough to put down, and could make some waves at 170 next year if given the right opportunities. Perhaps he thinks that this will be sped up a bit by opening his mouth on the airwaves. In a stacked division, anything that could further your cause should probably be utilized, only time will tell if it gains a high-profile bout for Pierce.

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  1. Avatar of godsofwararise


    November 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Mike Pierce is the successor in spirit to Ken Shamrock as the lamest, saddest trash talker in MMA.

    And Nick is entertaining because he brings it every time he fights.

  2. Avatar of FoetusFarm


    November 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    love or hate diaz you cant take anything away from his skillset and exciting fighting style there arent many around like him

  3. Avatar of TheRealDeal


    November 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    WOW, Mike “the leg humper” Pierce has one exciting finish and now Diaz is boring?!!

  4. Avatar of KeithFarrell


    November 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Mike “I can’t beat a top 10 or be exciting” Pierce taking shots at one of the most “entertaining” and best WWs on the planet?
    What a joke.

  5. Avatar of thealex


    November 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    i think he could beat diaz, won’t be exciting, but i think he could do it

  6. Avatar of KeithFarrell


    November 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hey remember when Pierce said Brazillians are bad and he wants to fight them?

    Let’s see him fight Maia…

  7. Avatar of Randy Marsh

    Randy Marsh

    November 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    This guy is a moron.F*ck you Mike Pierce.

  8. Avatar of Mike Drahota

    Mike Drahota

    November 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Yeah I thought this interview would ruffle some feathers. But no way Dana gives Pierce a shot at Diaz. No way. Well,….nah.

  9. Avatar of DaddyLongStrokes


    November 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    You completely misinterpreted what he said.

    He’s saying Nick Diaz’s antics. Not his fighting.

  10. Avatar of DaddyLongStrokes


    November 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Diaz has a knack for making things exciting. I think the fight would be exciting because Nick Diaz would put up a fight

  11. Avatar of DaddyLongStrokes


    November 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Yeah to hell with freedom of speech! How dare he speak his mind!

    He should be arrested for speaking bad of a fighter who is “more exciting” in the cage.

  12. Avatar of cranestyle


    November 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I’d question the wisdom of taunting a guy like Nick, Pierce is kind of bland, so a bit of press won’t hurt his career.

  13. Avatar of highlife


    November 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    yeah but Nick is very one dimensional in the octagon if you don’t stand still still in front of Him and trade he cries .
    I hope He learned from the Condit fight that if you keep to one style in every fight someone will game plan a way around it.

  14. Avatar of Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    November 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Trash talking helps make fights or at least the lead up to them, both interesting and exciting. God help us if all pre-fight rhetoric was as lame, boring and non-existent as the GSP / Condit fight. As much as I am looking forward to the fight, there has been nothing for the fans or the media to chew on. As Hendo said, shit-talking school seems to work, so you can’t blame a guy (Pierce) for throwing cracks like the Honey Boo-Boo comment out there. My guess is that Mike Pierce will become a target on Nick Diaz’s radar screen as a result and I’m not only fine with it, I endorse it. The sport could certainly use more (good) smack talkers out there, because guys like GSP, Condit, A. Silva, JDS, JJ, Aldo, Edgar etc. aren’t getting it done. Every good movie needs a good villain and the UFC could use a few more. Good for Mike, but I’d pick Nick in the fight all day long.

  15. Avatar of KeithFarrell


    November 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    no but he should get his names in the headlines by fighting excitingly or beating top competition, rather than insulting fighters better than him or being racist…

  16. Avatar of Dabs


    November 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Why is the interviewer trying to force Pierce to like Diaz?! It’s not as if Nick Diaz is the most socially acceptable persona is it?!

  17. Avatar of MARK WISE


    November 13, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Are those fighting words we hear from Mike?

    I think this is just to stir up the feeling of Diaz and he would end up challenging Nick and walaaah. He got himself a fight.

    Nice work Mike, Maybe its the shoe.

  18. Avatar of MMArmaggeddon


    November 13, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Kudos to Mike Pierce (of all people) for saying what I’ve been saying for years. Nick Diaz isn’t entertaining. He’s not even funny. If it weren’t for his over the top antics outside the cage (missing pressers, crying about losing and no showing a much hyped BJJ contest), he’d be an average mid-tier fighter with some BJJ prowess. His technique is sloppy and once somebody doesn’t wilt under constant pressure, his gameplan goes up in smoke. A fight with Koshcheck would definitely be a good litmus test to see how he stacks up (that being said, if he can’t handle Kos’ takedowns no way he could hang with a prime GSP).
    his fights are merely “exciting” for the antics I mentioned before. If it weren’t for that and his trash talk, would we still go on at how “great” Nick is? I mean, honestly….when it comes down to it, what is really the greatest difference in standup between a guy like Diaz and a guy like Kampmann?
    Something to think about.

  19. Avatar of DaddyLongStrokes


    November 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Fight excitingly or win fights. He won his last 2, and the last one being an exciting fight

    Oh and he has lost to Koscheck, Hendricks, and Fitch…. Some people saw him beating Koscheck and Hendricks…elite guys in the division

    Koscheck/Hendricks/Fitch are guys who Nick Diaz would likely have problems with and lose to.

    (And he also completely neutralized Carlos Eduardo Rocha, who gave Ellenberger fits in a pretty close fight)

    So why should Mike Pierce shut up again? lol

  20. Avatar of postmortem


    November 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    funny you said that because nick has never beaten a top ten guy either truth be told the only top twenty guy he has beaten is daley and maybe zaromskis and both are quite a stretch at that

  21. Avatar of ksooner76


    November 15, 2012 at 12:10 am

    lol the Daiz fan got all upset didnt they the guy just doesnt like daiz never said he wasnt a good fighter one way to get fights these days is by shit talk so if there is conflict most likely he will get a fight…and by the way if your not in Gracie BJJ some where Daiz brothers dont like you they have said it plenty of times

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