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Quote of the Day: Dana White Says Nick Diaz Chased GSP Around a Hotel in 2011, Presumably to Pick a Fight

(This guy, a bully? Fahgettaboudit.) 

If you think Nick Diaz does what he does only for attention and not just because its part of his innate Stockton charm, then consider a new interview on The Jim Rome Showfrom UFC President Dana White where he detailed what Diaz did out from under the bright lights and cameras. Remember UFC 137, where Diaz called out Georges St. Pierreafter pissing away his title shot against the champion and being forced to beat up his hero BJ Penn?

Turns out that Diaz’s best harassment of St. Pierre came outside of the Octagon.

“Nobody has talked about this, I haven’t said anything about it, but at one of the fights, the one where he really starts calling Georges out, he was chasing Georges around the hotel and like yelling at him,” White told Jim Rome.

“Georges thought he was going to try to fight him in the hotel. He was just waiting for the elevator doors to open and see Nick Diaz…he was really messing with Georges bad at the fight, like trying to fight him at the hotel. That really pissed Georges off.”

For all the wonderful, riotous moments he’s given us in the ring, Diaz’s most violent moments often seem to come outside of it and soon become the things of legend thereafter. What long-time fan of the sport can ever forget the accounts of Diaz starting a brawl with Joe Riggs in the hospital they were taken to after fighting one another at UFC 57?

White also continued to push the “dark side of GSP” narrative with this story, saying that “When [St. Pierre] was younger he used to get bullied. That’s what got him into martial arts. He just has this crazy thing about bullies and he thinks Nick Diaz is a bully.”

White went on to say that, when he spoke with the champion last week, GSP told him, “‘Dana, you have no idea what I’m going to do to this kid, I wanna make him retire.’”

We rarely recommend that anyone listen to Jim Rome, but to check out all of White’s fascinating interview with him, click here.

…And oh yeah, there were indeed scheduled open workouts in advance of UFC 158 today. Georges St. Pierre showed up for his, Nick Diaz did not.

St. Pierre was not impressed. Neither was White.

Johny Hendricks, however, was ecstatic, we assume. $200 says Hendricks is going to try and lure Nick into a room full of primo bud and lock him in there tomorrow so that Diaz misses the press conference and Johny gets to replace him against St. Pierre.

- Elias Cepeda

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El Guapo- March 14, 2013 at 11:30 am
A 12 piece from KFC doesn't count, either, Cepeda! You can't fool Jobu..
Thumblaster- March 14, 2013 at 9:58 am
If we did'nt listen to idiot's we would'nt be on CP
shatterproof- March 14, 2013 at 9:49 am
Hey Ryan, great comment.

We have a word for that, by the way. It's Pussy.
mma4ever- March 14, 2013 at 3:47 am
Whats the difference between Ryan and a bitch..........Nothing.
dranokills- March 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm
so tired of talk.
so ready to see 2 motherfuckers "just Bleed"
Ryan Meleedy- March 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm
Shame on me for thinking there may have been even half intelligent opinions in a "comment section". Nothing but love for CP! But people hide behind their screen names and then grow a set of balls. I would never tell nick Diaz half the things I thought about him. He would whoop my ass.
mma4ever- March 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm
No news cp...fucking fight week man...shit
Thumblaster- March 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm
@ e.c. Why would'nt you tell people to listen to rome, he always hypes mma, has big name fighters and the baldfather on often. Anytime some nob talks shit about mma the pimp in the box is one of the few national sports guys that defends mma. Uhh, rack me i'm out.
Elias- March 14, 2013 at 7:10 am
Because he's an idiot
algiersheadkick504- March 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm
Saturday needs to hurry the fuck up
DARKHORSE06- March 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm
With an IQ hovering around 78, it's hard to pinpoint what is going on in Nick's thick head. He might have won the battle of securing a fight, but he lost the war in making himself marketable. He defeats his declared goal of "getting paid" each and every time he opens his stupid yapper. That said, I definitely buy this PPV...something I haven't done in a year.
El Guapo- March 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Oh sure, NOWWW you wanna bet Nick gets caught up in some shenanigans and gets replaced. Just this morning you said the fight was on and poppin'. Fuck knocking on wood, you better start sacrificing some chickens.
Elias- March 14, 2013 at 7:11 am
I'm a fickle, nervous man, El Guapo. I don't know what to think anymore...