Nick Diaz recently opened up to MMA Junkie about being the first fighter to get pulled out of a championship fight for having a bad attitude. Shockingly, it does not sound like he’s learned anything from the situation:
“I didn’t even know there was a press conference,” Diaz said. “I thought it was some PR thing. People were trying to tell me, ‘You’re going to do this skit’ and that I was going to be a part of some PR skit where I had this part where I was walking through a hall, kind of like that scene Jake Shields did. I was like, ‘What the [expletive]? Are you kidding?’ So I’m thinking, ‘Somebody better come over here and tell me what I’m doing and get me ready to go do it so I don’t look like an [expletive].’ That’s how I feel when you’re coming to get me ready for something I’m not ready for.
“I didn’t know it was supposed to be a press conference until the same day I was supposed to be making it to the press conference. I just don’t like the way people are treating it and acting like I backed out of a fight. Why would I do that?”
“The bottom line is Georges is being a little bitch,” Diaz said. “He didn’t step up and say anything when the UFC pulled me out of this fight. I understand sometimes you have to do what you’re told, but why wouldn’t you tell the media you still want to fight me? If I was Georges, I would want to fight the best. I would have asked for the Anderson Silva fight. I would have asked to fight the Strikeforce champ. But he sits there like a robot and doesn’t say anything at all, just like he’s not going to say anything about me calling him a bitch now. If I saw B.J. Penn walking down the street and called him a bitch, we would be fighting right there on the spot.
“The truth is Georges doesn’t want to fight me in the street or in a cage. He knows who I am, and he knows where I came from. I don’t have the commitment? I’m younger than him, I have more wins in my career than he does, and I’ve worked harder to get where I am. He knows the truth, and he didn’t say anything and won’t say anything because he doesn’t want to get his ass whipped by me the same way he got his ass whipped by Jake – the night we went to the press conference and Georges went to the hospital.”
If anyone is a little bitch, it’s Nick Diaz skipping all that presser shit. He claims he had no idea what was happening or how important it was. Yeah, I’m sure the UFC didn’t let him know. I bet the message Dana White left for him after the first no-show totally pussy footed around the whole issue, because he’s never very clear about stuff like this. I’m sure Georges St Pierre had so much say in what happened to Nick’s dumb ass after he blew his big chance. God, Nick Diaz can be an epic moron sometimes.