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Nick Diaz Was Only 45 Minutes Late to Today’s UFC 137 Media Call

(“Well at the very least, you’re paying me back for all this bottled water.”)

BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Matt Mitrione, and Cheick Kongo were scheduled to participate in a UFC 137 media call at 2 p.m. ET today, and three of them called in on time. The other one, obviously, was Nick Diaz. According to twitter updates from Ariel Helwani, the UFC and Diaz’s manager/trainer Cesar Gracie began frantically searching for the former Strikeforce welterweight champ when he no-showed the call. Gracie was surprised by his fighter’s absence, but offered the explanation that he only found out about the media call 24 hours in advance and he wasn’t sure whether it was still on after GSP pulled out due to injury.

So anyway, Diaz finally shows up around 2:45 and says he didn’t know about the call. (Oh, won’t somebody keep this man informed of such things?) Dana White blamed his own organization for the mixup, but what else is he going to do, take Nick off the main event again? By the way, the current poster for UFC 137 carries the tagline “Expect the Unexpected.” You said it, brother.

Related: BJ Penn would accept the Diaz camp’s challenge to make their fight a five-rounder, as long as he’s “compensated accordingly.”

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humperdinkal- October 20, 2011 at 11:38 am
Oh yeah, and if Diaz does show up to brawl, BJ Penn isn't come out the victor between these two. As great as Penn was and still is, he doesn't seem to have that spark in him which caused him to actually train hard, which led him to beat some top contenders up until he stopped giving a fuck after losing not once, but twice(can it down the road be thrice:) to Franky Edgggsss.
humperdinkal- October 20, 2011 at 11:36 am
Great, now all Diaz has to do in retaliation for getting his ass fired back in the day is not show up to the fight. Doesn't seem to far of a stretch that this would happen now would it, haha. You bet your ass DW will be mad "homie"
dranokills- October 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm
zhmmpp Says:

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Oh I see it now.... it's just Diaz trying to FUCK us all again.
way to go top service for sex diaz!
goddamn it karma buddy stop swinging on Diaz's nuts can't you see the man is working?
zhmmpp- October 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Top service for sex in
FightZen- October 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm
Wait... what did I do there?
k-onda- October 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm
DFW is as much a hypocrite/bullshitter as Diaz is a flake.
Sure he says his fighters have to "play the game," but he goes back on his word on a daily basis, leaves tons of promises unfullfilled and, oh yeah, have you noticed the UFC's flagrant use of Diaz's image as a bad boy in the promo vids?
When it suits you, right? That's just good business.
I'd like to see Diaz win just to see Dana have to put up with him - these two deserve each other.
KarmaAteMyCat- October 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm
I see what you did there very witty. I agree but disagree and don't kid yourself Diaz has plenty of money and would still go box on a moments notice. I believe the phrase is " It is what it is".
FightZen- October 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm
@Karate: They can make an exception for someone as disrespectful and brain damaged as Nick Diaz. It's all flowers and kittens now, but if you think Dana will continue to put up with this, you're VERY mistaken. Regardless of how many fights are on his contract. Ask Todd duffee.
MediumRare- October 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Does Diaz have Down's Syndrome?
KarmaAteMyCat- October 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm
Cut after his first loss? Diaz is signed to a six fight deal. they won't cut him after his first loss you are looking like more of a joke then he is...
Spitting into the wind- October 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm
Oh Nick, what will you possibly do next?
You are such a rebel and so like cool!
FightZen- October 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm
5 Rounds for a BJ who has been training for 3 sounds like a terrible idea. Definitely favors Diaz. Who, BTW, should be cut at the first loss. what a joke.
GrandShamrock- October 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm
Why? What you say is pointless. What's the difference between a 3, 4 or 5 round matches? They are fights, there are 3 round fights boring, and there are 5 round fights entertaining. Just because someone decided title fights should be 5 rounds, and non-title fights 3 rounds, I don't see why you are totally opposed to seeing a fight between two entertaining fighters fight for 10 minutes more.. Just end the transmission on the third one if you like. How are you going to see two more rounds of fighting?? That's nuts, i totally get you man.
WarpedAcorn- October 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm
I don't want to see a 5-Round fight unless its for a Championship. If that makes me an idiot and/or not a fan of MMA, then so be it.
SquidInk- October 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Anyone who thought Nick was going to learn his lesson by being pulled from the GSP fight after missing the press conferences is clearly delusional and incorrect.
KarmaAteMyCat- October 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm
How is this fight anything less then entertaining? Anyone hating on a five round battle with two fighters who come to bang just isn't a fan of MMA their an idiot. Thanks for playing now fuck off.
ReX13- October 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Dammit Ben, i was hoping for some hot transcription of this call --- sounds like it was entertaining, based off of Twitter chatter.
Maybe JayMo can hook us up with the Cliff's Notes.
TheWarsawExpress- October 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm
This was a perfect chase to add the "you guys" suffix to the title, you guys.
TheWarsawExpress- October 19, 2011 at 12:46 pm
Weren't all the main event fights supposed to start going 5 rounds like 4 months ago?
amsterdamheavy- October 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm
All non-title main events were supposed to be 5 rounders.
IronClad- October 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm
5 rounds for a non title fight? Ghey, I know its the main event but still....ghey.