Is Nick obligated to attend promotional events outside of press conferences, weigh ins and post fight events?
I think (not saying it is in Nicks contract) a fighter should be able to be a top level fighter and not be obligated to jump through all the monkey hoops the UFC asks... Really, is it required to be spilling your guts on camera to hype a fight and pulls fans heart strings by talking about your dad committing suicide?
Nick should be able to fight in the UFC, fight for main events or title fights and not have to put himself out there on all the promotional stuff the UFC does if he is willing to be paid less.
I have no clue if Nick is obligated to do so or not but think for less pay, fighters should have the option to not participate in media obligations. What other sport requires players to participate in major media obligations if they want to compete for the championship.
Would the NFL boot a team from not playing for the championship because one of the teams QB would not do a promo show?
It seems very clear Nick has anxiety issues and struggles in very public and social environments, true mma is not about the press.
"Dana should fire his ass" LMAO.
Yeah, fire one of the most entertaining, tough, and scrappy fighters in the world because he didn't want to be filmed doing the same shit he did for the last countdown he was involved in. Great call.
There are a lot of casual fans who mainly rely on commercials and countdown shows to A)become aware of the PPV, and B)get excited enough to order the PPV. Not to mention the ads being seen by potential new fans...
When Nick Diaz decides to be a spoiled brat and skip out on the promotional work, he is costing the company money/PPV buys. And before you claim "so what, if he wants to make less money let him...", I'm going to remind you that he isn't the only person on that fight card. There are other fighters who want to increase their earning potential by performing well in front of as many fans as possible.
The whole reason Nick Diaz was given the title shot was because the UFC apparently cares more about PPV buyrates than having the legitimate top contender fight the champion. And Nick is always crying about not making enough money. So pulling this crap doesn't make any sense...
LOL no surpise there. If I was Dana I would cut his ass. Noshows, failed drug test, and never ending drama...he would be gone.Dana said Nick Diaz has already no-showed three planned "Countdown" tapings.
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wow, suprise suprise, diaz is acting like a spoiled little kid, and screwing up his obligations. Who ever would have thought this would happen?
No wonder all the mouthy little kids around here are his biggest fans. He's like eminem with a unibrow.
No pity at all for the UFC though. You rewarded his bad behaviour with a title shot, why would he ever stop acting like a waste?
meh if its in his contract he should be held accountable if not, GTFOver it. Firing would be too much even if he is required and so far no one has shown a contract proving he is obligated at all.
Thats right bitches, gonna have to bling out the other hand soon...
It's his bad guy image not spoiled he's to dumb/bullheaded to realize he's spoiled.
Gotta laugh though DW got what he deserved, but have they played it out were it might get more viewers? Haven't watched any promo's to rightfully say for myself.
Only thing most likely saving Nicks butt is he usually puts on a fight, but more importantly he sells for the UFC.
In other news, the sun came up today.
Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Frankie Edgar!
i just hope they let diaz fight. GSP asked for this fight and he should be given it... and after GSP takes diaz down and hate fucks him for 5 rounds, dana can fire nick diaz in the cage on ppv. an example needs to be made
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