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Nick Diaz Pulls a Nick Diaz, No-Showing for UFC 137 Press Week and Losing Title Shot Against GSP to Carlos Condit

(Too bad, so sad, Nick. Maybe ProElite will have you.)

You would think Nick Diaz would have taken Dana White’s warning that he better start “playing the game” when he re-signed him to the UFC. Apparently he doesn’t know the two golden rules: One, Dana White always wins and two, Dana White never forgets.

Case in point, after not showing up for a scheduled press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, Diaz once again went MIA for another presser today in Las Vegas, and as a result White yanked away his UFC 137 title shot against Georges St-Pierre and instead gave it to former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit.

An obviously infuriated White, who said that in 1600 events he has promoted he has never had such issues with unprofessionalism with a fighter, broke the news via a highlight reel featuring Condit and St-Pierre. He explained that they twice rescheduled Diaz’s flight and that neither he nor Nick’s longtime trainer Cesar Gracie have been able to reach the sociopathic former Strikeforce champion since Monday. During the event today, Gracie called White to tell him he agrees wholeheartedly with his decision to swap opponents and apologized for his fighter’s lack of professionalism. White revealed that Gracie had Diaz cornered in his house after he finally found the AWOL fighter on Monday and that Diaz snuck out the back door when his coach’s back was turned. Gracie has been chasing him all over Stockton ever since.

St-Pierre, who says he has never trained with Condit despite being under the same Team Jackson banner, believes that “The Natural Born Killer” is a more well-rounded opponent than Diaz and it’s unlikely that he will have to worry about him dropping out of the fight.

“I want to say thank-you to Carlos for stepping up and taking the big fight,” St-Pierre said.

As far as Condit’s scheduled UFC 137 opponent, BJ Penn, White said that he hasn’t told the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion that the fight is off, but said he has another opponent in the works for “The Prodigy” that will make people say he’s crazy if he gets it done.

White stopped short of saying whether or not Diaz would be cut for his actions, but judging by the damage he’s caused from tickets having to be reprinted to new ads and trailers having to be cut, there’s a pretty good chance.

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KarmaAteMyCat- September 11, 2011 at 6:35 am
See here's the thing about me I am a child of the sport and thus I really don't normally pick favorite fighters. I do my best to be as neutral as I possibly can be however with all that has gone down in the past few years in MMA I have started to enjoy watching specific fighters.
I remember when everyone hated Georges and Boo'd his ass 80% of the time. I remember when his hate train was at maximum capacity but look at it now most of those people got off and caught a connecting train I.E. The Band Wagon heading south to Nutthugger central. So the Diaz/Gsp fight will have to wait a bit That's fine with me I don't mind watching Diaz introduce Bj Penn to his hands or a Gogoplata his cardio is way better his hands are on the same level if not better and his Jujitsu we don't even have to discuss that.
It's fairly entertaining that everyones all frustrated and angry well then maybe it's time we buy everyone here at the PotatoNation some stress Balls with the old logo on them. In all fairness you guys really are taking this all to heart, Whats wrong with a fighter who just doesn't like people? Who doesn't want to be a Hero? Why should every fighter be the guy your kids can hang above their bed? That's not even close to fair.
This wasn't all directed to Drano Most of it was Directed at everyone just hating on the dude because they like to hate on him. Oh and I don't cling to anything but the sport sir.
dranokills- September 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm
fatbellyfrank Says:

Wed, 09/07/11 - 07:04

@ drano, firstly, how the fuck are ya bro? all good i hope, and second, extremely reserved comment my friend, I thought you woulda gone to town on his dumbass, I was waitin for some Drano Magic on this one
I'm good bro I'm really good, thanks for asking. You enjoying whats left of winter over there in beautiful Oz?
As for Diaz, man I was really gonna go long on him, but this has really just went beyond my wildest dreams of sheer stupidity , I guess you could say I'm stunned by Diaz's sheer braindeadness ( can we call that a word?), he is just not worth the magic...not even the old bag-o-dicks.
Karma I'm sorry to hear that for some weird reason you still cling to being a fan of a fighter who obviously doesn't want to be a fighter. I'm a fan of yours, BUT if you start acting like him, we are done son!
mortuus747- September 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm
I have Condit by KO/TKO in this one. way to step up though on danas part. Condit Has deserved this since he came in from WEC.
pietaster- September 8, 2011 at 11:34 am
This saved BJ from a ruthless beating.
MMAposeur- September 8, 2011 at 11:11 am
PS, just as excited for GSP/Condit as I was for GSP/Diaz. Just wish Condit had some more time for camp. Almost two-months is a lot, but it's also GSP...
I don't just hate Nick Diaz now, now I don't even care about him.
MMAposeur- September 8, 2011 at 11:08 am
Fuck a Nick Diaz.
Dudes got potential but he's too big of a fucking idiot. I wish Dana would've cut him for good. You want to be in the Big Game? You gotta play their game. You can't handle that? Then get the fuck out of the kitchen, and go hang out with Ricky Williams.
bobbyd- September 8, 2011 at 9:40 am
To Darkside...try calling GSP a fag to his face you ahole. He could beat you and everyone you have ever known to a pulp with one hand tied behind his back.I would also bet a million he has been with more beautiful women than you have even dreamed of. It one thing not to be a fan but another to be an idiot.
intercept440- September 8, 2011 at 6:57 am
face it nick diaz had .009% chance of beating gsp anyways, in fact diaz has about a 9% chance of even beating condit.
face it he was to stoned , and to hungry to drive to the presser

FUCK da 209
SnackDaddy- September 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm
This was Nick Diaz's only chance of going down in history and he took it...
Todd M- September 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm
@ Drano, I was a Nick Diaz fan but after this even I ain't drinkin his cool aid no more,, fucking pissed. People can speculate all they want, but this is Nick and Nick's alone fuck up and he deserves whatever he gets. Anyone blaming Dana or GSP or global warming for this is a fucking blind asshole. U let down everyone Nick and making a YOU tube video about how ur so hard done by, without even offering a half plausible excuse, does not pull me back on side, Grow Up man, when ur an adult you look in the mirror first when there's someone to blame
mt59801- September 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm
This is fucking gayer than my brother in law's boyfriend. Nick would've been a real fight and test for lispy frenadian, now we get 5 rounds of lay and pray/hump a chump. Fuck you dana! I also claim the phrase "hump a chump" from now until the end of time. Good Day Sir!
smiledriver- September 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm
GoDamNitS'muCh I was so looking forward to this one...I mean I'm Canadian, but I'm also straight Stockton f'life. Bitter pill for this Gangster.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Sorry I missed the memo I was at the gym late training. Diaz fans are here to save the day.. No but seriously I'll admit I am a bit disappointed as a whole with how this turned out. Do I think any Less of Nick Diaz? No, not even slightly. So Diaz FAN RIGHT HERE HOMIE.
You know how often I've wondered that? No seriously I mean that to but I like to think this sports still clean for the time being. Seeing as I'm a competitor and would never even consider doing that. Yah dig?
I think Diaz will either be Cut or walk out from the UFC himself I don't just him event a little bit.. Okay maybe a little but there could be more to the story who knows right? This wouldn't be a first that DW has left out tidbits from any scenario he try's to explain not discrediting DW he just find ways to justify situations in his own mind. I don't know the situation I am a bit annoyed I think Diaz was the worst Matchup for GSP. I think Georges is going to walk through Condit unless Condit can lay hands on one of the off switches that Matt Serra Channeled. Meh whatever it's MMA anythings fucking possible..
I have a kick boxing match next month if anyone in the MASS area wants to come support or troll lemme know we can work something out.

fatbellyfrank- September 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm
Wed, 09/07/11 - 05:18
Maybe Diaz was not willing to be party to any fixed fight?
Can't beleive I'm asking this of Xeno, but please elaborate on this point, fixed fight?????????????????????
( stand by for 50 paragraphs, sorry guys)
PERPATRAITOR- September 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm
I met nick Diaz in person this past new years. Awesome guy! But now come to think of it, he was running through the hotel lobby to avoid anyone talking to him. Lol I literally chased him and spooked him when I called out his name. I cornered him in the elevator so I could have my #1 fan talk. The convo was smooth tho. He seemed real chill. Damnit tho nick! Why oh why!
fatbellyfrank- September 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm
@ drano, firstly, how the fuck are ya bro? all good i hope, and second, extremely reserved comment my friend, I thought you woulda gone to town on his dumbass, I was waitin for some Drano Magic on this one
dranokills- September 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm
where are the diaz fans now? huh? huh? bitches! huh?
see this is reality. Diaz is a nothing.
he acts like a nothing and it costs him, just like it should.
fucking dumbass burnout.
tramadoc- September 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm
And the Stockton Shitbird has flown the coop...
Spitting into the wind- September 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Stripped of the title shot. excuse me.
Also Xenophon, you are one weird tin-hat wearing motherfucker. That is also the shortest comment I have ever seen you leave.
Spitting into the wind- September 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Nick Diaz is a giant cockface cunt who is exciting to watch fight.
While this behaviour is incredibly stupid and has probably destroyed his mma career, it is not altogether unpredictable.
I mean if you were to ask me to name a fighter who was capable of fucking themselves over so badly by missing multiple flights and press conferences which result in them getting stripped of the title; the only answer would have been Nick Diaz.
And this has absolutely nothing to do with him being a pothead and everything to do with him being a Cockhead.
XENOPHON- September 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Maybe Diaz was not willing to be party to any fixed fight?
El Guapo- September 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm
I see what you're saying, too, I just think you're assuming too much is all. I mean, yes, Nick very well could have some disorder/mental issue that pre-dated his herb use, but I can't say that for certain. But I can say for certain the herb scrambled his noggin up, even if it was just a tiny bit, and affects his actions/decision making.
stingrza- September 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

There, I called it.

Gracie scrambles to stay in the good graces of Zuffa and offers Melendez in an attempt to save (partial) face for the Diaz debacle.
arthurFonzerelli- September 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm
word el guapo i see what your sayin, i just think in this certain case pot didnt play a factor
Carl Sagan- September 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm
What an asshole. I have had a Diaz avatar for 3 years. I loved him in the ring, but good christ! I can't believe this just fucking happened!!! AaAAaarrrrrgggg