Monday, July 4, 2022

Dana White Explains Removing Nick Diaz From UFC 137

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

By no showing two press conferences in the run of a week, Nick Diaz has no one to blame but himself for losing his spot and title shot in the main event of UFC 137 against Georges St. Pierre and UFC President Dana White explained his reasons for removing Diaz after making the announcement that Carlos Condit would be stepping in to replace him:

“This kid's not gonna show up in Vegas, not gonna 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. 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 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'm done. I would never accept his word again.”

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