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9/15/11 12:05 AM
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No, the biggest puzzle here is not why the organization blew up Diaz vs. St. Pierre -- that part was perfectly justified -- but why the UFC still wants to have anything at all to do with Nick Diaz. If White can “never accept Diaz’s word” again as he’s said, why keep him around at all? And if he can’t be trusted with the responsibility of a UFC title shot, what happens if he beats B.J. Penn next month in Las Vegas?

About these things we can only speculate. White’s Friday interview with Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole didn’t shed a ton of light on how Diaz went from the brink of being out of a job to being back in a fight that will feature prominently on the UFC 137 pay-per-view, but it did at least give some clues about why the company still wants him.

Perhaps with different expectations from everyone, a second attempt at a fight between Diaz and St. Pierre could still work. In fact, the storyline kind of books itself, as one of the UFC’s most favored sons would prepare to take on the troubled child who refuses to play by the company’s rules. Certainly, Diaz is still a very marketable fighter and, in a weird way, this latest debacle has arguably made him even more interesting to the fight-watching public. But will the UFC ever again have enough confidence in him to put him in such a high profile spot?

If it does, at least now the fight promotion knows it will have to do most of that aforementioned marketing itself. It’s certainly not going to get any help from Diaz.

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9/15/11 12:51 AM
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Northside Strangler -  If he beats Penn, yes.
This. The fight with GSP is almost a no brainer if Diaz gets past Penn and if GSP gets past Condit. The Hype around the fight would be unreal. Phone Post
9/15/11 12:54 AM
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Too bad he won't beat BJ Phone Post
9/15/11 12:58 AM
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Diaz will NEVER get another title shot...EVER. The UFC won't spend millions of dollars promoting a main event where a main event fighter won't even show up for basic press conferences etc. Never going to happen, EVER.

Won't matter anyway, Penn will beat him.
9/15/11 1:45 AM
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"Diaz will NEVER get another title shot...EVER. The UFC won't spend millions of dollars promoting a main event where a main event fighter won't even show up for basic press conferences etc. Never going to happen, EVER.

Won't matter anyway, Penn will beat him. "

Assuming he beats Penn, cash bet on that?
9/15/11 1:51 AM
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I for one am praying for a Condit-Diaz showdown. Whether it be between winners or losers, that's a fight I would pay for.
9/15/11 1:55 AM
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UnionofAlliedCitizens - He'll never make it to the champ again, he blew his one shot imo

Here's 10 guys at WW he can't get past:

1) Penn
2) Fitch
3) Kos
4) Alves
5) Johnson
6) Rory
7) Brenneman
8) Story
9) Ellenberger
10) Hendricks
you're crazy. I bet you picked against Nick in all of his other fights too.
 
9/15/11 1:58 AM
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 if He beats BJ the UFC would be stupid if they didn't give him a fight against GSP. they don't need Nick there to do hype videos, fuck they fill up the broadcasts with enough advertising already I'm sure they can shove a 2minute vid on the 15-70 shows they have before the fight.
9/15/11 4:36 AM
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Stupid fucking article.

Like they are going to let him fight in the promotion but not give him the shot when it's due. He got taken off top spot, he most definitely was affected financially by his actions, they have taught him a lesson, now they are starting over. Why is this so hard for some people to grasp.
9/15/11 6:13 AM
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Id also like to see diaz fight condit at some point
9/15/11 7:28 AM
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I say Condit vs Diaz after this. That would be a really fun fight. And since both will be coming off of losses, it makes sense.
9/15/11 7:55 AM
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Reach plus size he's getting past BJ believe it people Phone Post
9/15/11 7:58 AM
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He'll never win the beauty pageant.
Always an ugly duckling.
9/15/11 8:33 AM
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He should he is one of the top fighters in the weight class.
9/15/11 10:37 AM
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He never beat anyone to deserve the shot. Cybor??? The guy who just fought on the undercard lol? Paul Daley??? The guy who couldn't hack it in the big show? Please.

Dana GAVE him this shot because he, like most people with brains, knew that Diaz posed no real threat. GSP would own him and off Diaz would go and Strikeforce as well.

Very smart plan by Dana to show, once again, that UFC Champions are the very best around.

UFC>Strikeforce
9/15/11 10:44 AM
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Think about this from a promotional standpoint he could make even more money
9/15/11 11:49 AM
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Shatcore - Stupid fucking article.

Like they are going to let him fight in the promotion but not give him the shot when it's due. He got taken off top spot, he most definitely was affected financially by his actions, they have taught him a lesson, now they are starting over. Why is this so hard for some people to grasp.

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