Well I’ll be damned if Nick Diaz didn’t just pull another Nick Diaz, again. On Wednesday during the UFC pre-fight workouts the Stockton badass was a no-show causing – yet again – another minor stroke for both Uncle Dana and UFC welterweight champion George St. Pierre. Let’s just say White and GSP were not impressed by Diaz’s performance (or lack thereof).
MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani discussed Diaz’s no-show to the open workouts with George on Wednesday. During the conversation it’s clear that St. Pierre looks like a man who hasn’t eaten, slept or seen the light of day for 3 months now. It’s become apparent he’s been held up in his “dark place” for quite some time now – put down the cookie dough George, just let it go.
The UFC President took to “The Jungle” (The Jim Rome Show) to express his frustration regarding Diaz’s reoccurring lapse in mental function when it involves media relations for UFC events he’s participating in.
“I literally just found out Nick Diaz did not show up for the open workouts today in Montreal. Let me tell you what, there is no shtick with this kid, I mean it’s – he’s just a different animal man, he’s absolutely hard to deal with. If he wins, you know, we are seriously going to have to have a ‘come to Jesus meeting,’ you know what I mean? The guy is very, very hard to deal with, we’ll see what happens. I got to tell you this, though, I leave tonight for Montreal. The press conference is tomorrow, I’m excited for the press conference and I’m definitely excited for the weigh-ins ’cause, you never know what you’re going to get. Well, let me tell you what, if he does not show up tomorrow for the press conference, it is not going to be good. I don’t know what I’ll say or what I’m going to do, but I’ll tell you what — it will not be good.”
Following in the boss’s footsteps Diaz took to Twitter to explain his side of the situation and why he was a no-show for the pre-fight workout. It boils down to this: He was tired, I guess. His twitter response:
No matter what the “issue” might have been for Diaz missing his media obligation on Wednesday it’s clear that he’s still fighting Gorge for the UFC welterweight title on Saturday night – at least for now.