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Dana White’s fight week video blogs are back for UFC 130 this weekend, but the most interesting part of this edition is something that happened at UFC 129 last month in Toronto.
At around the 1:00 mark, White has a brief interaction in the locker room with Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz and to say it was awkward would be a major understatement. Dana tries to make smalltalk with Nick and it seems like he’s trying to talk to a child.
Seriously, does it get any more uncomfortable than this?
White: Did you guys go over to the thing today….the expo?
Diaz: Yeah, we were at it.
White: Yeah? Was it fucking crazy over there?
Diaz: We couldn’t get anywhere.
White: No? Taking pictures and signing shit?
Diaz: *awkward silence*
And people wonder why The Baldfather isn’t sold on having Diaz coach opposite GSP on the next season of TUF. It would be a subtitled uncomfortable mess. And just imagine if Diaz beats GSP (if they fight), which is a good possibility. There goes one of the UFC’s most marketable assets if he does.
It’s amazing how much more socially adept Nate is than his brother. He makes eye contact, smiles and nods his head to show that he’s listening.