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1/28/13 11:17 AM
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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 MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) 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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1/28/13 11:19 AM
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I dont like this, he is up to something.. you cant turn off years of behavior. .. I think ceaser is throwing meds in his coffee Phone Post
1/28/13 11:27 AM
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Maybe he finally learned his lesson. Phone Post
1/28/13 11:31 AM
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LastRowCarl -  I dont like this, he is up to something.. you cant turn off years of behavior. .. I think ceaser is throwing meds in his coffee Phone Post

If so, I hope he takes takes him off of them before fight time. I'd hate to see Diaz bro hugging GSP at the opening bell.
1/28/13 11:32 AM
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Growing up will be good for his career.
1/28/13 11:47 AM
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Diaz probably ate a few MJ-brownies/cookies before he got on the plane. Stayed frosty and relatively friendly during the required press conference.

When he fights GSP he will no longer be getting his recommended daily dose of THC and he will be back to the snarling, anti-social, bird-flipping, Stockton-bred lunatic we all know and love (or hate).

If I had to bet money, I'd bet on GSP, but I am damn sure rooting for Nick.
1/28/13 11:47 AM
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i dig Nick. You can tell hes been bothered by being portrayed as a "bad guy." Plus, hes growing up Phone Post
1/28/13 11:54 AM
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Man I'd love to see Diaz as the champion.

1/28/13 12:15 PM
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Willy the Coyote -  He probably stopped inhaling that poison known as marijuana. He was showing all the signs of addiction before. It's nice to see him cleaning up his life. Phone Post

LOL.

"Now that's an addiction, man.
You ever suck some dick for marijuana?"
1/28/13 12:17 PM
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fapout - Diaz is gonna retire after this beating..just watch.
Nope. Diaz will not be joining Cole Konrad on the list of "fighters who retire as champions", sorry Phone Post

No need to apologise to me. Diaz got his ass handed to him by COndit so bad that he threw a sucky fit and said that he was retiring from mma. GSP can back after being off for over a year and handed Condit his ass. Nick has absolutley nothing for GSP..nothing. You know it and so does most ppl who follow mma.

Diaz is retiring after this fight....watch.
Bullshit,

First off I didn't see GSP hand Condit his ass standing or on the ground for that matter, clearly he won but it wasn't as dominating as you claim.

Standing it seemed fairly even between Condit and GSP but Condit had a completely different gameplan to deal with Nick and that was to point fight and keep out of exchanges, he didn't seem to mind exchanging with GSP and almost won the fight.

I would say that Condit is a more nimble fighter than GSP and that the gameplan he used to beat Diaz is not a strategy that suits GSP's abilities.

On the ground GSP won via positional advantage, still with his elbows Condit kept it close.

MMA math doesn't work because of variables, they don't seem to be accounted for if they don't bolster ones opinions.

Regardless Condit and Diaz are two different on the ground (where most of the gsp fight was spent) to give the fight merit.

Condit vs Diaz was a close fight and Condit vs GSP was closer than GSP fans want to admit. Phone Post
1/28/13 12:20 PM
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I call it his pitter patter pow technique. Phone Post
1/28/13 1:08 PM
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Wow, he showed up for work. Hell, he should get a promotion and raise!

The fact is Nick knows this is his last and only shot before his downfall after GSP beats him like a rented mule.



1/28/13 1:19 PM
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I personally like this new Nick Diaz. He is showing personal growth. I know a lot of people easily dismiss him for acting ''normal'' but i myself am impressed. Changing as a human being is a hard thing to do. Changing for the better even more so.

 

I think Dana is absolutely right in praising Diaz for his behaviour. I think he is sometimes a little quick with his praise with  towards to wrong people and stingy with criticism when it is warranted but in this case i absolutely think that he was right.

Diaz will still get crushed. But at least he is showing some grace and confidence in himself. Not the false kind,where he has to scream and rant against the world. But the one that shows actual self confidence and being at ease with himself.

Good for him.

1/28/13 1:23 PM
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We're not seeing a new Diaz

He's always been cool with the fans

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1/28/13 1:31 PM
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Dana either got him some help with his social anxiety by getting him counseling or he is medicated

You cant make someone who was that dumb improve that much that quickly without some kind of help
1/28/13 1:37 PM
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He must be torn apart and wonky on the inside from all this, just shaking to pieces like a Vietnam era helicopter in an autistic child's rock tumbler left in a off-balance washing machine on a vibrating bed in a haunted motel on Vietnamese New Year. 

1/28/13 3:06 PM
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Fighting GSP has him so off balance he does not know how to act anymore, no more running tuff guy now u face the best WW ever, probably scared and all confused
1/28/13 3:10 PM
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How does one throw a "sucky" fit?
1/28/13 3:31 PM
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nick diaz nut hugger -  If by "new" you mean "welterweight champion", then the answer is yes. Phone Post

VTFU

1/28/13 3:32 PM
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Man I'd love to see Diaz as the champion.


Double VTFU!

1/28/13 3:51 PM
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Man I'd love to see Diaz as the champion.

This. It would add great excitement and many many match ups in the WW division. Just think of the extra 10% that Diaz would get being champ. Phone Post
1/28/13 4:03 PM
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Man I'd love to see Diaz as the champion.


Who wouldn't want a champion who fights aggressively/ actively seeks to finish his opponent/ uses verbal skills to goad enemies to engage.


Oh and actually finishes his opponents as well, it's shows how dominant a champion truly is when he finishes his opponents.
1/28/13 4:40 PM
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Man I'd love to see Diaz as the champion.


Who wouldn't want a champion who fights aggressively/ actively seeks to finish his opponent/ uses verbal skills to goad enemies to engage.


Oh and actually finishes his opponents as well, it's shows how dominant a champion truly is when he finishes his opponents.

He sure finished the fuck out of Condit. And BJ. When was the last time he finished a fight in the UFC, again?
1/28/13 5:24 PM
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Man I'd love to see Diaz as the champion.


Who wouldn't want a champion who fights aggressively/ actively seeks to finish his opponent/ uses verbal skills to goad enemies to engage.


Oh and actually finishes his opponents as well, it's shows how dominant a champion truly is when he finishes his opponents.

He sure finished the fuck out of Condit. And BJ. When was the last time he finished a fight in the UFC, again?

I'll make it easy...Diaz's last win against a 170lber in the UFC was Gleison Tibau...in 2006.

So, clearly we all can see why exactly again he deserves a title shot and why he's going to win...

1/28/13 5:24 PM
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nick diaz nut hugger -  If by "new" you mean "welterweight champion", then the answer is yes. Phone Post

Please let this happen. Would love to see the WW division flipped on it's head.. GSP's run has to come to an end sometime doesn't it?

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