Diaz admits tax-dodging

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

American welterweight Nick Diaz says he has never paid taxes. The revelation came after he talked about how poor his preparations were for UFC 158, a lopsided loss to champion Georges St-Pierre on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Diaz was asked whether he was considering changing fight camps. “I can’t be jumping teams. I just have to invest a little bit more, now that I have a little bit more money,” the 29-year-old from Stockton, Calif., said. “You know what? I’ve never paid taxes in my life. I’m probably going to go to jail.” “Nick Diaz has been in the game a long time. If you saw his paycheck tonight, you wouldn’t feel too sad for him,” UFC president Dana White said. “He got a shot at the title and got paid a lot of money. What’s sad is he better go pay those taxes, as soon as he gets that check.” – Associated Press

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