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‘WTF of the Day’: Nick Diaz is No-Showing Countdown Tapings Because They Don’t Exist

We’re less than one month away from UFC 158, where welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will take on Nick Diaz in a fight we’ve been waiting almost eighteen months to see. At this point, it’s too late for a petty disagreement to cancel this fight. Nothing short of an act of God is going to stop this fight from finally happening, which is obviously great news when Nick Diaz is involved, because once again, Diaz has apparently been no-showing his media obligations.

At least that’s what Dana White had to say during the post-event press conference for yesterday’s UFC on FUEL TV 7. According to him, everyone’s favorite welterweight from the 209 hasn’t been showing up for Countdown tapings. This also explains why Nick Diaz vs. GSP didn’t get its own UFC Primetime episodes even though the much less interesting bout between Rousey vs. Carmouche didPrimetime requires much more effort from the fighters being profiled to film. As Dana White said yesterday (transcribed by MMAWeekly):

“Nick Diaz would be an interesting Countdown show, too,” White shot back
sarcastically, “if we could get him to show up for those.

“Imagine how good his Countdown show would be. You think his video blog would
be great? How about if he had a professionally shot, by professionals, the best
in the business, the best at cutting and producing features on athletes. Imagine
how (expletive) good that would be.”

“First we gotta get him to show up for the (expletive) interviews and then we
can do it. How many has he missed, four? Three. He’s missed three,” White
revealed.

“So we’ve got a crew rolling around Stockton not doing a (expletive) thing.
It costs us a lot of money and we can’t properly sell the fight or Nick Diaz.”

It’s disappointing that we won’t be getting any Countdown episodes where Nick Diaz drives around shouting at people in between chaotic, rambling tangents loosely related to his upcoming bout. Disappointing, but not even remotely surprising, because Nick Diaz has never been a media darling.

Except for one thing: According to the Nick Diaz camp, Nick hasn’t been blowing off the camera crews. Rather, Nick Diaz simply isn’t being told about the media obligations he apparently has. As Jonathan Tweedale – a lawyer with the Nick Diaz camp – told MMAWeekly.com:

“Dana is mistaken. There is no ‘crew rolling around Stockton’ and Nick did not ‘miss’ three interviews. In fact, several earlier dates were arranged without Nick’s knowledge and with no notice to Nick. When Nick learned what had happened, I assisted him in arranging a date and time directly (Thursday, Feb. 14). Nick arrived early and was in good spirits at that Feb. 14 date – the one and only date he knew about in advance. Nick requires things to be done in an organized and orderly manner. That is the kind of professional he is.”

Did someone just call Nick Diaz a “professional” in a non-sarcastic manner? There’s a first time for everything.

It isn’t up to me to determine who is telling the truth in this game of he said/he said. I will just say that when Nick Diaz is in full-blown Macho Man-esque ranting mode, he cuts the best interviews on the planet, and that part of me hopes that Nick Diaz defeats GSP simply for the headaches that UFC Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz will cause.

Who do you think is telling the truth here? Is Nick Diaz no showing his media obligations, because that’s what Nick Diaz does? Or is Dana White saving face for not promoting UFC 158 as much as fans would like? Let us know in the comments section. Keep it civil, guys.

@SethFalvo

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Thumblaster- February 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm
I dont know how you could not love the diaz's they blaze chron, talk a bunch of shit ,roll with the deftones ,and fucking fight, none of this homo wrestlefuck shit. I hope diaz beats the shit out of gsp, I know diaz will at least hit him with a double middle finger blast.
painvelasquez- February 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm
Man fuck this noise. All I know is that this is the first time I've ever wanted Gspenis to beat someone. Fuck the diaz brotherz with a 12 gauge shotgun. Straight up.
biohazardone- February 18, 2013 at 9:06 am
@ArmFarmer, I do grasp how employment works...Hell I work everyday; however, In the 'Professional' world, there is a way to go about doing your job in a professional manner. It goes both ways with Employee & Employer. I have a job...I love my job but dont think that for one moment I will allow my employer to ridicule me or bully me into doing something that I dont want to do or something that I dont totally agree with. Yes you are right, they can Fire me if they want to and I will be unemployed (but not for long)...thats Ok...On the flip side, I could quit and walk out if I want to. That leaves my employer in a bind cuz replacin me will not be that easy. You see, what a lot of employers do not get sometimes is that your employer sometimes needs you just as much as you need them...it is a balancing act. In my case, I have set a fairly good educational foundation in my life that to be honest, jobs will come and go but for te most part I will more than likely always get employment somewhere else. Nick has established himself as a fighter, any other organization would love to pick him up. The UFC CANNOT REPLACE someone like Nick. Nick, however crazy he might be, he is a fan favorite and he is a money maker for the UFC. Again, I totally understand how employment works but it is a balancing act between employer and employee. As a professional, there are rules on how to conduct business...nobody is immune or above these rules.
ArmFarmer- February 18, 2013 at 8:15 am
Biohazard doesnt seem to grasp how employment works. There's not enough info to take a side on this one, but in general when a company is paying you a lot of money its normal to do whats expected of you and show up when you're needed. Or you can "just do me" and "be a man" and then brag to your hoodrat friends how gangster you are while sitting on you ass broke and unemployed.
biohazardone- February 18, 2013 at 9:03 am
@ArmFarmer, I do grasp how employment works...Hell I work everyday; however, In the 'Professional' world, there is a way to go about doing your job in a professional manner. It goes both ways with Employee & Employer. I have a job...I love my job but dont think that for one moment I will allow my employer to ridicule me or bully me into doing something that I dont want to do or something that I dont totally agree with. Yes you are right, they can Fire me if they want to and I will be unemployed (but not for long)...thats Ok...On the flip side, I could quit and walk out if I want to. That leaves my employer in a bind cuz replacing me will not be that easy. You see, what a lot of employers do not get sometimes is that your employer sometimes needs you just as much as you need them...it is a balancing act. In my case, I have set a fairly good educational foundation in my life that to be honest, jobs will come and go but for the most part I will more than likely always get employment somewhere else. Nick has established himself as a fighter, any other organization would love to pick him up. The UFC CANNOT REPLACE someone like Nick. Nick, however crazy he might be, he is a fan favorite and he is a money maker for the UFC. Again, I totally understand how employment works but it is a balancing act between employer and employee. As a professional, there are rules on how to conduct business...nobody is immune or above these rules.
RearNakedSpoon- February 18, 2013 at 8:08 am
Wiggers gonna wig out
jcv1986- February 18, 2013 at 7:06 am
Another thing to oh poor UFC got crew rolling around Stockton, who cares I could see the UFC being non professional and calling fighters short notice and shit. I've watch UFC since UFC 31 but its changed with fights that don't make sense ( Anderson / Bonnaer ect). Money fights to tell u the truth it's probaly a super corrupted organization who does and gets what they want. And it's ballin that nick is not a yes man and not being a puppet canada.....
jcv1986- February 18, 2013 at 6:57 am
Nick probably watch that last prime time with rousey and was like fuck this cry baby shit. Fuck yeah Diaz,fuck the man. Media like likes to hate on Diaz truth is he's not a yes man bitch and does things his own way. Like a real person. Pisses me off they guy is one of the most exciting fighters. Who would u rather watch George lay on top of some one for 25 or nick actually fighting. War Diaz from Canada .
MrOrange- February 18, 2013 at 1:44 am
Get the Deftones track ready.
Nippletwist- February 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm
yeah but diaz totally beat condit tho
angry little feet- February 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Ooo ooo I do! Oh... wait... that was a rhetorical question wasn't it?
abcd1234- February 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm
We've already had Nick's life fully disclosed before his fight with Condit. Who the hell wants to see another 40 minutes of Nick running shirtless, riding a bike, swimming, mumbling some ininteligible things... Let the man train, Dana!
The12ozCurls- February 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm
*still chanting ECW*
biohazardone- February 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm
I think the UFC is used to getting what they want with regards to fighters dropping what they have to do because "the all powerful UFC" comes calling. I think the UFC did not really plan with Nick on what exactly they were gonna do in UFC Primetime. Therefore Nick is going about his daily life as usual. The UFC decided to make Arrangements without Including Nick's input because....oh well let me guess...the UFC expects you to drop everything and role the red carpet for them when they come calling because that is what they are used to. The UFC is like, "you will do what we tell you because I pay your bills and you need to be grateful" type of fucking attitude. With Nick, you can't pull this type of shit off that easily. I'm glad it is biting them in the ass!
dranokills- February 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm
you are so full of shit......your eyes are brown.
You must have your head up your ass just like your hero Diaz.
OR maybe this IS Diaz, that would explain why you are so fucking stupid.
Casa de los pantelones- February 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm
because nobody offered any sticky icky...

You want a mouse to show up to an interview, you bring cheese, you want a diaz to show up to an interview, you bring mary jane.

Who cares anyways...GSP is going to ground rape him to a decision, then nick will complain about it for 3 months afterwards...instead of lifting weights and getting stronger to help counter it.
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