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Even When He Doesn’t Have a Fight Scheduled, Nick Diaz Is Still No-Showing Interviews


(You cannot possibly imagine giving less of a fuck than this man. / Photo via Getty Images)

If you want to be absolutely sure that Nick Diaz will blow off a scheduled media appearance, set it up within biking distance of his house. Diaz is notorious for this sort of thing. Our old pal Ben Fowlkes once spent three days wandering the streets of Stockton waiting for Diaz to materialize for a Fight! Magazine cover story. Before Diaz’s fight against Georges St. Pierre, UFC president Dana White revealed that Diaz had no-showed three interviews for their Countdown to UFC 158 special, and that the UFC had a camera crew “rolling around Stockton not doing a (expletive) thing.” Diaz even no-showed his own MMA promotion’s weigh-ins for God’s sake.

The latest media no-show victim is Michael Schiavello, the always entertaining combat sports broadcaster and host of AXS TV’s The Voice Versus, the long-form interview program that has featured everyone from Wanderlei Silva to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Nick Diaz was supposed to be Schiavello’s next interview subject. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be:

It should be said that booking Nick Diaz on an interview program and expecting him to 1) appear at the scheduled date/time, and 2) give a lucid, light-hearted interview poking fun at his own persona should have been considered an impossibility to begin with. In that sense, Schiavello really has himself to blame. (See also: scorpion, frog.)

Still, let this be a lesson to any media-types hoping to get some time with MMA’s most inscrutable fighter: It’s not going to work out, and even if it does, Diaz will probably threaten to slap you. In fact, that’s a best-case scenario. So how ’bout we just agree to go our separate ways?

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Fried Taco- July 24, 2013 at 8:47 am
If The Voice has Diaz's favorite weed already to go in a nice bong, he would have been there. A mouse won't find it's way through the maze if there is no cheese at the other end.
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El Guapo- July 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm
"I dunno, y'know. It's like 'Yeah, I'm crazy'. Crazy like a fox. Or whatever, y'know."
BaghdadBob- July 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm
The man had to attend mandatory financial counseling so he can be eligible to file for bankruptcy.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 23, 2013 at 11:30 am
You try, like, keeping all these stupid appointments straight and shit when you're really fucking high and, like, your lawyer who is supposed to keep your appointments straight and shit is really fucking high too.

It's not like he went to high school to be a Talkologist or any dumb shit like that.

Honestly Schiavello probably never even told him about this shit ahyways.
Enricho Palazzo- July 23, 2013 at 10:03 am
He had a conflicting interview with the IRS regarding those comments after the GSP fight on how he has never paid income taxes in his life.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 23, 2013 at 9:57 am
Getting tricked into flying to Stockton is the ultimate troll job.
uzitotinbaby- July 23, 2013 at 9:51 am
Nick is just misunderstood. By setting the bar SO low, he's actually praised and rewarded for doing the things he's already supposed to do, kind of like a manipulative child with pussy parents. Remember the fat bonus just for showing up to 143 media? Who else got it like that? Diaz is a mad scientist.
Hutch- July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am
One of the few instances in which Diaz can be considered consistent.
Tai-Pan- July 23, 2013 at 8:13 am
Give the guy a break, he was probably busy trying to buy a fucking house or some shit.
The12ozCurls- July 23, 2013 at 8:08 am
Though he no-showed the interview, Nick has almost figured out how to operate a blender.
Casa de los pantelones- July 23, 2013 at 7:51 am
Restating that the same man has no showed his 137th interview, like it comes as a surprise...way to shock us all captain obvious.
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