In an appearance on The MMA Hour, Former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutte called himself a Nick Diaz fan, but he said Diaz needs to shape up and start acting like a professional and stop doing things like blowing off appearances.
"I was really disturbed by that," Rutten said. "It got to me. I literally had to tell myself, 'OK, let it go.' Because this is a guy with so much talent -- I'm a big Nick Diaz fan also -- and I thought, 'OK, now I'm going to see a fight against Georges, it's going to be great.'"
"He's always complaining about not having money enough, and he does a thing like this? It really was upsetting to me. I had to step away from it because I don't like it. He wants to keep complaining about money? It's his own fault."
Although Diaz has been pulled from the GSP fight, he has been given a fight with former champion B.J. Penn, and if Diaz wins that fight he's expected to get the next crack at the welterweight title.
"Hopefully, he's going to be smart and show up for the press conference," Rutten said.
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