Nick Diaz still not playing the game, no shows press con


In April Dana offered the opion that Nick Diaz could be making big money, could be fighting GSP, if only he would play the game.

“When I listen to Nick Diaz talk, you know, this kid’s talented, he’s well-rounded, I like his attitude and the way that he carries himself…to a point.

"He always crosses the line every time he gets out there and talks publicly and…he can be such a big star. This kid could be a big star if he would just calm down a little bit and not so be so angry with everybody."

"Nick has this talent and he talks about the big money and all the other things. He can make this big money. He can do that. He can be that guy. He could fight GSP. He could have all these opportunities. He’s got to tone it down a little bit, you know, and I don’t think that many people out there would disagree with me.

"I’m not asking Nick Diaz not to be Nick Diaz. I like Nick Diaz. I like the way he is and it’s part of the appeal of him, you know. But you gotta tone it down just a little bit…if we could get Nick to a point where he doesn’t cross the line and he doesn’t get so crazy all the time, he could be a big star. People like him. And people dislike him, too. That’s not a bad thing.”

Now Diaz is fighting GSP, but he  is still apparently not playing the game, as reported by the Winnipeg Free Press.

Challenger Nick Diaz was a no-show Tuesday so welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was left to plug their UFC 137 showdown on his own.

The UFC offered no reason for Diaz's absence in Toronto but the former Strikeforce champion is no fan of such media events.

St-Pierre said he did not know what was going on in Diaz's life, so he was not going to speculate on the California fighter's reasons for not joining him to hype their Oct. 29 fight in Las Vegas.

But the 30-year-old champion from Montreal says it's a little unfair in that he interrupted his training for the press tour.

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Diaz's manager Cesar Gracie provides some detail.

"Nick is extremely happy about the opportunity to fight GSP, but old habits die hard."

"Nick is going to be there (a press conference held Wednesday in Las Vegas) tomorrow, and we'll go from there."

"Nick doesn't really do the conference calls with a guy he's fighting; he just never has. It's just not in his psyche. He's too busy training right now to answer any questions."

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tags: UFC 134   Nick Diaz (detail)  GSP   Georges St-Pierre (detail)  


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Winnson site profile image  

9/7/11 10:54 PM by Winnson

Holy blown opportunities batman!

stonepony site profile image  

9/7/11 9:36 PM by stonepony

It's called a contract, he signed one. Maybe he should have taken a break from smoking weed long enough to read it? The promotional expectations are in there. And, what kind of idiot doesn't understand that promotion is necessary for the sport to be successful?He blew it big time. Bellator maybe?

Fyuk Yu site profile image  

9/7/11 5:37 PM by Fyuk Yu

He already came clean. He admitted that his mma career gets in the way of his weed smoking career.

Dean of Lean site profile image  

9/7/11 5:36 PM by Dean of Lean

Nick Diaz not playing the game = Not Diaz not even in the game All those guys who were on the "F@ck the pressers bro!"Can enjoy the GSP Vs Condit match and maybe see the way the real world works.

crumbs site profile image  

9/7/11 5:26 PM by crumbs

NFL playes don't physically have money handed to them for doing media week before super bowl, but they still show up.As a Diaz fan, I wanted to see this fight more then condit( that fight is still good ) , Diaz is not a professional fighter, he is just a fighter trying to make professional money. He needs to stop bitching about money and come clean, he doesn't want to be famous, he'd rather smoke weed.

bhealthy site profile image  

9/7/11 5:23 PM by bhealthy

i havent seen his contract, but if nick did agree to be at the conference he should have been there imo.

grafzep site profile image  

9/7/11 5:06 PM by grafzep

What a dumb fuck.I get the impression that Ceasar has been lying his ass off about what Diaz has been up to just to cover for him and make sure he doesn't blow the biggest opportunity of his life. So much for that

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

9/7/11 5:02 PM by Proteus The Invincible

I hope Nick didn't have a breakdown or anything like that.

Lib site profile image  

9/7/11 4:58 PM by Lib

i understand what your saying but the UFC does have the majority of the best fighters already and there are very few and far between unsigned top 10 or top 20 fighters who refuse to fight in the UFC...

un3rgr0und site profile image  

9/7/11 4:56 PM by un3rgr0und

Nick Diaz must have some serious mental health problems, or he has a drug addiction problem....thats how he's behaving...Dana said he's likely going to get cut, I guess it depends on what he finds out, how good is Diaz's excusewhat a fuck up