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Video: Dana White Would Never Accept Nick Diaz’s Word Again

In the aftermath of yesterday’s bombshell that Nick Diaz was pulled from his UFC 137 main event fight against Georges St. Pierre, it still isn’t clear what kind of future Diaz has in the UFC. But one thing’s clear — he’s violated Dana White’s trust, and that’s generally not a good career move.

Check out the above video interview from MMA30, in which Dave Farra gets DW’s immediate reactions to Diaz’s press conference no-show. Ultimately, White felt that he couldn’t promote a fighter who was so undependable: “This kid’s not gonna show up in Vegas, didn’t show up in Toronto — what else isn’t he going to show up for? Is he not gonna show up for the fight? I’m not gonna risk that.”

At this point, Diaz would stuff his middle fingers in your face and claim that he has “never not showed up to a fight.” But that’s not entirely true. As MMAFighting reminds us, Diaz went M.I.A. for his pre-fight drug testing when he was scheduled to face Jay Hieron in a Strikeforce title bout back in August 2009, leading to that fight’s removal from “Carano vs. Cyborg“.

As for an apology from Nick, Dana isn’t holding his breath…

I don’t think Nick Diaz is gonna try and get a hold of me. If Nick Diaz wanted to get a hold of me, he should have got a hold of me in the last couple of days. I think everybody knows Nick Diaz, I don’t see Nick Diaz calling me up and saying, ‘Hey listen, I’m sorry, gimme the fight back.’ That’s just not Nick Diaz…I would never accept his word again. Never.”

Well there it is — you can “asshole” your way out of success, which is true in any profession. It’s hard to muster much sympathy for Diaz, when there are so many hungry fighters who would bend over backwards for similar opportunities. By the way, Carlos Condit literally cried when he was offered the GSP fight. That’s a dude who appreciates shit.

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Mir please break Brocks neck- September 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm
Agreed! If Diaz no-shows, they need a stand-by fighter. But please, NOT Fitch. He is sooooo boring. Id personally like to see BJ fight Matt Serra!!!! THAT......would be a great fight!!!
KarmaAteMyCat- September 9, 2011 at 8:39 am
Fitch cannot compete he is not medically cleared...
SnackDaddy- September 9, 2011 at 4:45 am
Dana better keep Fitch on stand-by. No guarantees that Diaz will show up.
Miles- September 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm
blaphtome- September 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm
"Since Pride died" says Dana White. LOL
FightZen- September 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm
@ArmFarmer Both of those characters fulfill their contractual obligations. Plain and simple.
skeletor- September 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm
Point is UFC very rarely makes national news in mainstream media platforms. Nick's actions have promoted this event a million times more then if he did a press conference everyday from now until the day of the fight.
Nick was wrong for not following through on his contractual obligations but I still want to see this fight as a loyal UFC fan. No amount of Diaz press conferences was going to sell a single PPV to someone who wasn't already going to buy it. And for those of us who were already planning on watching it know how Nick is and that is part of the reason we wanted to see the fight.
Dana had to make a stand, unfortunately it was at the expense of the fans who always watched ZUFFA's events. They were both wrong in this decision bottom line.
mtnthc- September 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm
When keeping it real goes bad
intercept440- September 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm
let's all accept that nick diaz is a fucking nitwit.
.2 reasons he pussed out one or the other it has to be.
A. he's fucking scared to fight GSP, cause he knows there isnt a snowballs chance in hell that he could win(and to all you diaz fans, come on son really??? you think he really had a chance????)

or B. he knew he would Flunk a Pre Fight Drug screening
third options are possible as well...INSERT HERE........

Hep a,b,or c, herpesphyintepilaids, smallball syndrome...

come on yall give me some third options could be's work is fucking boring right now , and theres only select sites that arent filtered out of the firewalls
ArmFarmer- September 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm
As much as the ufc loves "characters" like Chael and Forrest, I don't see why they don't just roll with it. I can see both sides, I can see why a boss would be furious that his employee shows blatant disregard for his responsibilities, but I can also see dollar signs all over the character aspect. I'd just play along, and be like "man that dudes a rebel, he won't let anybody control him. He does what he wants when he wants." It would draw fans I think, even if they are morons.
Fatty McDickbutts- September 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm
We haven't seen the last of Nick - especially after all this publicity he's getting. Not a very big fan, though - guy's a fuckin' idiot..