(Video courtesy of YouTube/NickDiaz209)
You would think that after screwing up badly enough to have a title shot yanked away and with your future career with your employer hanging by a thread as a result, you might want to, I don’t know, apologize and show some sort of emotion that resembles remorse for your actions.
If you’re Nick Diaz, you pretty much do the opposite of that.
Diaz killed all speculation that he was possibly passed out in an alley somewhere in Stockton, when, just hours after news broke that because of back-to-back missed media appearances his UFC 137 shot at welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre would instead go to Carlos Condit, he posted a video blog titled, “Looks like someone don’t want me to win!” in which he complained once again that he was getting screwed over by pretty much everyone, from UFC president Dana White to his longtime manager and trainer Cesar Gracie.
“I’m trying to get back to Stockton here. I was out in San Francisco at the last minute trying to get on an airplane this morning trying to get to a press conference for the UFC wanted me to fight for the title against Georges St-Pierre and now they’re telling me that they’re going to give the fight to Carlos Conduit, which I think is ridiculous and Georges thinks it’s a great idea because Carlos Conduit poses an even greater threat,” Diaz pointed out. “So I guess that just leaves me out. It’s funny, one second I’m about to come into some money, do a little boxing, you know, fucking probably lose some teeth. But I’m ready to get paid, you know? So I’ll fight whoever, whatever, you know. Anything. I’d definitely rather fight GSP, you know. I was ready to do some boxing, but they didn’t like that, so they got me out of that and they got me in a fight with GSP for the same money or more money or whatever. But now it looks like they get to save money and I don’t get paid.”
First off, how till the UFC save money when all of the billboards, print ads and video promos will have to be recut on top of a metric shit ton of other expenses they’ll have to incur because of the change of opponent? You can bet Dana will make it well worth Condit’s while to step up and take the bout as well.
Still, Nick thinks he’s the one getting screwed here.
“I’m locked in a contract and all these dealmakers making deals. I don’t know. All I know is I’m ready to fight, so I’m sorry I didn’t make it to the beauty pageant, but, you know, I’ve never not showed up to a fight,” he explained, like it excused his failure to meet his press obligations this week. “I’ve never backed out of a fight in my life.That’s not what I do, so I just wanted to throw all that out there. What are you gonna do? I’m ready to fight. I’m pretty much done here. You know what I mean? This is what it’s, you know? So peace out.”
So for those keeping score at home, according to Diaz he was duped by the “deal makers” (likely meaning Gracie and White) to turn his back on his boxing dreams to instead sign with the UFC, which would pay the same type of money and give him more opportunities than fighting cans and has-beens, but because he didn’t feel like going to this week’s “beauty pageants” he now won’t get to fight or make any money, which is ridiculous.
Somebody needs to explain the basic principles of economics to this poor sociopath.
Screw it, I’ll do it.
Nick, if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. A big part of your job is to promote your fights. You didn’t do your job and now you’re suspended without pay. If you weren’t fighting, McDonald’s would likely have instituted the same punishment had you refused to clean the grease traps, so quit playing the victim who thinks everyone is out to get him. The Man isn’t holding you back. Your immaturity and bad decisions are. Know what I’m sayin’?
Don’t be scared to say sorry, homie.