UFC and MMA legend Nick Diaz has revealed he’s a huge fan of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger after listing two movies starring the Hollywood icon in his all-time top five.
In a recent interview with Dr. Beau Hightower gave fans a glimpse into Diaz’s mind when he received “hammer therapy” from the doctor. During the interview, the Stockton fighter was asked about his favorite movies of all time.
The 39-year-old’s list includes, almost unsurprisingly, a variety of fight and action films that likely shaped the future of the UFC legend. On his list, Diaz said:
“True Romance, Lionheart, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, The Terminator, and The Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger can be seen in two of the films. The 75-year-old is best known for his role as The Terminator, a role the Hollywood star has reprized four times.
Nick Diaz will hope to channel some of the longevity Schwarzenegger has shown as he plans to make his UFC comeback again this year. The Stockton fighter most recently stepped in the octagon against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266, where Diaz was eliminated in the third round.
With his brother Nate now a free agent, Nick Diaz could take the reins as one of the most popular fighters on the roster if and when he returns to UFC.
The full interview can be found here:
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Laura Sanko doesn’t want to see Nick Diaz against Israel Adesanya
ESPN analyst Laura Sanko recently addressed rumors that the UFC is planning to book Nick Diaz against former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
After Diaz’s unsuccessful comeback from his six-year hiatus against Lawler, a fight with Adesanya could become one of the biggest booking conflicts in UFC history.
Sanko explained that she either wants to see Nick Diaz retire from MMA and enjoy retirement, or face another legend, not a killer like ‘Izzy’:
“For guys like Nick, I like classic fights. I like old school vs old school fights. I wouldn’t want to see him fight Izzy… I don’t want to retire him because he’s such a legend, but to be honest I want Nick to move on and have a great life and enjoy himself beyond MMA and fights . “
Check out Sanko’s comments here:
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-ufc-legend-nick-diaz-names-vintage-arnold-schwarzenegger-classics-among-favorite-movies-time?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda UFC legend Nick Diaz counts old Arnold Schwarzenegger classics among his absolute favorite films