Faber: UFC tried to force Nick Diaz onto Blind Date

source: fightersonlymagazine.co.uk

Can you imagine Nick Diaz on a dating show?

According to his sometimes training partner Urijah Faber, back in 2006 the UFC were trying to push him onto Blind Date along with several other fighters, including Tim Sylvia, but Diaz refused to take part. Faber thinks that might be the root of the love/hate relationship he and Dana White have had since.

“I remember Diaz telling me years ago how they punished him for not going on that dating show they were having a couple of fighters go on. They would go on this dating show, [the UFC] wanted him on there for publicity. Nick had a girlfriend at the time and he wouldn’t do it,” Faber told ESPN Radio.

“They put him and I think Karo on the undercard, somebody vs. Nick Diaz was on the undercard. He’s got a chip on his shoulder when it comes to those guys sometimes. They’re trying to help him and he’s trying to help himself… I wish the best for Nick, I think they’ll make it work out.”

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Among the UFC fighters who appeared on the show wereTiki Ghosn, Josh Thompson, Pete Spratt, and, of course Tim Sylvia


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EKPOGI site profile image  

5/11/11 12:03 AM by EKPOGI

he aint no bitch

Porkchop site profile image  

5/10/11 8:42 PM by Porkchop

no Tiki episode UG news?

Zamiel site profile image  

5/10/11 3:16 PM by Zamiel

Maybe when Dana said "Nick has to play the game." he was saying he needed a woman.

JBob300 site profile image  

5/10/11 3:07 PM by JBob300

If he was on Blind Date, he would be constantly looking over his shoulders waiting for his girlfriend to come out and brain him with a candlestick

GracieStriking site profile image  

5/10/11 3:05 PM by GracieStriking

i dont think he has that condition.

timmyfront site profile image  

5/10/11 2:28 PM by timmyfront

Just think, Diaz could have become an MMA superstar like Tiki.

daba site profile image  

5/10/11 1:58 PM by daba

I think it's the other way around.From the article, Faber says that "years ago" the UFC punished Diaz for not going on the blind date show. I figure Diaz didn't take to kindly for the UFC punishing him for not going on the show even if it was years ago.

Forssberg site profile image  

5/10/11 1:54 PM by Forssberg

What is the point of posting an article based entirely (meaning 100%) on hearsay?

jason hornbuckle site profile image  

5/10/11 1:50 PM by jason hornbuckle

"jason hornbuckle, Faber said he THINKS this is what started the grudge.if you look back in history wars have started from less "lol come on.

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

5/10/11 1:45 PM by Ramon Maroni

fucking eh