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Business as Usual: Nick Diaz No-Shows UFC 137 Press Conference


(“U mad, bro?” Photo via MMATKO)

Look, you can’t trust Nick Diaz — but you can always trust Nick Diaz to be Nick Diaz. The Winnipeg Free Press has the story:

Challenger Nick Diaz was a no-show Tuesday so welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was left to plug their UFC 137 showdown on his own.

The UFC offered no reason for Diaz’s absence in Toronto but the former Strikeforce champion is no fan of such media events…

“I don’t know why he did not show up. Maybe he has personal issues, I have no idea,” St-Pierre said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “I know they bought two flights (tickets) for him and he didn’t show up. I have no idea. I can’t talk about it because I don’t know what’s going on in his life. Hopefully he’ll be OK and I’ll see him in the cage.”

I’m a little bit mad, because it’s a little bit unfair,” the 30-year-old champion from Montreal added. “I missed days of training to come here. Plus jet lag and everything. I think it’s not fair — he should do the same thing that I do.”

Good job, Nick, you’re already in GSP’s head. And yes, of course Nick should play the game a bit, and act professionally, and show up for his media obligations. But you can’t really be surprised when he doesn’t.

St. Pierre soldiered on through the media event by himself, and gave the following analysis of his opponent on October 29th:

He’s dangerous everywhere. He’s got a very good set of skills. He’s a good boxer, good on the floor as well. He’s also a champion. Nick Diaz is a champion so he’s got the spirit that comes with it. So he’s not going to give up mentally. You see a lot of guys give up mentally and that’s why they get knocked out or submitted. They give up mentally before they lose. It happens to loads of people. I can give you many examples but Nick Diaz is a champion so he has the spirit. it’s going to be very hard to break his spirit. So it’s going to be a tough tough fight.”

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blaphtome- September 7, 2011 at 5:36 pm
Fuck me, I stand corrected.
blaphtome- September 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Besides, the good bud is in B.C. anyway. New Amsterdam Cafe, Vancouver FTW.
blaphtome- September 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm
Could be viewed as a dick move, but knowing his mind set; he likely thought it was bullshit to go all the way to the other end of the next country over to sell a fight taking place in Vegas. I'm probably more of a team player than him but I might somewhat agree; and while I love Canada and Canadians in general, I might not be willing to give up a great deal more of my time than my opponent to make his fans happy. Again, could be viewed a certain way, but probably correct tactically.
Me likey- September 7, 2011 at 11:12 am
@fried taco
if you would have replaced all of the s's with th then that is exactly what the interview would have sounded like.
danomite- September 7, 2011 at 8:24 am
WAR DIAZ!!!!I love how this guy just doesn't give a fuck. The guy who owns him and pays him six figures to fight for 15 minutes just bought him two plane tickets to go answer questions for a few hours and he said 'fuck you'. I mean, they pay him to fight right? Let some other guy worry about promoting it. They should be paying nick diaz 250k to fight guys in a high school gymnasium as far as I'm concerned. I love how this guy is a worthless piece of shit, just like me. He's so relatable, not like that robot GSP.
In all seriousness, if this was because he is being worthless and not because of some emergency or something I hope he keeps it up. Don't come to any scheduled appearances as far as I'm concerned. That way, after GSP gets through dismantling every part of his game and he then gets subsequently outwrestled by Fitch or Kos or KO'd by Alves, Dana White will be just pissed off enough to fire his dumb ass and he'll be back to fighting cans again.
jimbonics- September 7, 2011 at 7:07 am
and don't give me that Jacaré crap.
jimbonics- September 7, 2011 at 7:05 am
@RearNaked
 
Who would Silva fight? Strikeforce has SHIT of a middleweight division. Robbie Lawlor? Cung Le? Hah!
RearNakedSpoon- September 7, 2011 at 4:30 am
Hmmm just noticed, this is GSP's 2nd title defence is a row against another champion from the 2nd biggest MMA organisation in the world.
Why does GSP get champs and Silva gets chumps???
SnackDaddy- September 7, 2011 at 1:55 am
So first Nick whines like a little girl to get a title shot against GSP in the UFC, vacates his Strikeforce belt which is a headache enough for Dana and the crew, and then he doesn't show up for the presser to promote the fight. Either this guy is really as stupid as he looks or he's just a marketing genius.
P.S. Nick Diaz doesn't stand a fart's chance in a shit fight in this match-up. I'd like to see him get fired afterwards too.
fatbellyfrank- September 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm
@ Mdino, yeah, all my friends who've been there reckon its fucken dynamite, one day i will get there, one day
Todd M- September 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm
^ It's hard to believe that GSP could put anyone to sleep, let alone Diaz. WAR DIAZ :)
dranokills- September 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm
It's hard to believe the amount of stupidity up in here today. You diaz fans are just..........fuck it, just watch you boy get beatdown, I know I'm gonna enjoy it.
What tards. and for a reward after Dumbiazzzzz wakes up, dana should be there to fire him.
Fucking stupid burn-out.
Todd M- September 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm
WAR DIAZ, That is all
mortuus747- September 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm
how many others read all the gsp quotes in his voice too? diaz by contact high.
noizy- September 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm
Shoulda done a video-conference through Skype or some pre-taped shit like at the Oscar's. To be honest though, I hope Dana White gets that "Diaz fans" kinda enjoy the fact that he doesn't want to play the game. Perhaps he'll insults the sponsor like Brock did.
rngeorgeh- September 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm
P.S.- Get off those nuts!!
rngeorgeh- September 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm
GSP will lose because he was KO'd by Serra? What a fucktarded thing to say...Diaz is a total bad ass but GSP will destroy him! 209 that bitches!
kinky friend- September 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm
fuck press conferences, fuck yo couch, and fuck souja boy
BallsDeep- September 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm
@mmacanada....
I wouldn't consider myself a war Diaz idiot, but i still think Diaz is gonna put a whooping on GSP. All you GSP nuthuggers in Canada seem to forget he was TKO'd by lowly Matt Serra. SO if it didn't require giving your creepy Canadian ass my personal information, I would wreck you on your bet.
P.S. Again, fuck this captcha bullshit. How could i possibly type out a word that has 4 fucking lines through it?! And then a sideways word!!!!
P.S.S. War Diaz!!!! (for shits and giggles)
RSparrow- September 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm
You can take a Diaz out the hood, but can't take the hood out the Diaz. Or something similar...
mDino- September 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm
There is great weed in Canada
Fatty McDickbutts- September 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm
I'd say the first round goes to Diaz on this one.
mmacanada- September 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm
@ el guapo that was awesome. And I like watching Diaz fight but aside from That.... All you war Diaz fans are fucking idiots. I'll put a 20$ bet on here to one of the war Diaz retards. If you are so confident in the 209 beating Gsp, the bet!
FightZen- September 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm
"You see a lot of guys give up mentally and that’s why they get knocked out or submitted." How would YOU know, Georges?
SumDumGuy- September 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm
FUCK YEAH!!! send GSP to the 209! they could make whole new sitcom about that on FOX
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