Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Reason Nick Diaz Missed His UFC 183 Flight, No-Showed Open Workouts Revealed

During a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour,” Nick Diaz‘s head coach, Cesar Gracie, explained why his fighter no-showed the open workouts during fight week for this past Saturday’s 183 pay-per-view.

According to Gracie, Diaz wasn’t informed that the UFC 183 Embedded camera crew would be present at the airport, and when Diaz became aware of that fact he decided to call an audible and skip getting on his scheduled flight to Las Vegas.

“He didn’t know about the camera crew there,” said Gracie during his appearance on the MMAFighting.com show. “They totally caught him off guard. He wasn’t ready for it. He was uncomfortable and he wouldn’t be able to rest. So he said, ‘Hey, I’m catching a different plane’ and then he left.”

Gracie continued, “Nick wasn’t prepared for that. He was just trying to get into fight mode and rest and everything. He didn’t want to answer a bunch of questions. He didn’t want the spectacle of it at that point. He was trying to mentally get himself geared in.”

Ultimately, Diaz appeared on UFC 183 Embedded anyways, at the airport, no-less, and would go on to apologize for no-showing the fight week festivities.

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