(sorry this is not really a fanpost , but i figured MMA fans of this website are bright enough to educate me about something )
Ever since the GSP - Diaz fight , there has been talk about Diaz possibly retiring. In the comments section of these news post , I remember seeing a few comments like this one "Diaz shouldn't retire , he still needs money to make a living"
And although these comments were written by simple fans , it caught my attention.
I'm french and in my country , it's very possible to live and feed a relatively small family for 1 entire year with ~17 k € which is about 22 k $
As far as i know , Nick diaz does not have a wife nor kids , so it should be enough to feed him and cover his needs too.
only in his last 10 fights (he has a total of 36 fights) , the reported salaries show that he made about 1.2 million $
That ammount excludes PPV bonus , sponsors etc.
Luke Thomas , a journalist that I respect said in one of his live chats that Nick diaz made about 1 million in the GSP fight . so since April 2009 , he made more than 2.2 million.
Let's say he made 2.5 millions in total (almost 2 million euros) , with sponsors etc.
How is 2.5 millions dollars , in the last 4 years , not enough to spend the rest of his life without working ?
To me this is a tremendous number. Am i missing something completely ?
answers would be much appreciated.