Are we seeing a new Nick Diaz?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Given that Diaz became part of MMA infamy in 2011 by missing a pair of news conferences for what was going to be a title fight against St-Pierre, which caused UFC President Dana White to yank him from the fight and replace him with Carlos Condit, his attendance on Wednesday came as a welcomed event in the sport.

White on Saturday told ( that when it came to Diaz’s disposition for the Wednesday press and fan event at Montreal’s Bell Centre, which hosts the March 16 fight card, he was on his game.

“Not only did Nick come, he was on time for everything – I’m pretty sure he didn’t miss any flights,” White said, a reference to the flights Diaz missed that forced his absence from the aforementioned UFC 137 press conferences. “He couldn’t have been cooler. He came there and did what he had to do. He even stuck around and did pictures with the fans after. It was cool.”

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