Nick Diaz double bird
“This is what I think about your open workouts.” –Nick Diaz

By now you’ve likely heard about the tens of thousands of dollars the Diaz brothers have cost the UFC by missing scheduled video shoots and interviews. Nick Diaz‘s original title shot against Georges St-Pierre was scrapped after Diaz failed to show up for the pre-fight press conference.

But he was given another chance — although many did not believe he deserved it. He is coming off a loss against Carlos Condit you know. But the champ wanted the fight. And what the champ wants, the champ apparently gets.

But you’re only going to push UFC President Dana White so far.

A guest on the Jim Rome Show today, White reported he had just been informed Diaz no-showed the UFC 158 open workouts this afternoon in Montreal. That’s not a good sign. Talk about self sabotage. A psychologist would have a field day with this guy.

Here’s the predicament though. How do you promote a guy who doesn’t want to be promoted?

Now just imagine if he actually defeats Georges St-Pierre on Saturday and becomes the UFC welterweight champion? Is this the type of representative the company wants?

White explained how he would have to deal with that scenario.

“He’s a different animal man. He’s absolutely hard to deal with,” White said. “If he wins, we are seriously going to have to have a ‘come to Jesus meeting,’ you know what I mean. If he wins the title, he’s going to have to come to Vegas and we’re going to have to sit down — and we did this already when we signed his new deal — I’m going to have to tell him, if you miss anything I will strip you of this title. You know what I mean? I don’t know what else to do. I really don’t know what else to do.”

And with all the money he’s already cost the company, and with the UFC trimming the fat recently, what do they do with Diaz should he lose? It would be two losses in a row for a guy who seems to give two sh–s for what you’re trying to do.

“I don’t know. We’ll see,” White said. “The guy is very very hard to deal with. We’ll see what happens. I got to tell you this though, I can’t lie. I leave tonight for Montreal, the press conference tomorrow, I’m excited for the press conference and I’m definitely excited for the weigh-ins cause you never know what you’re going to get.”

But what happens if he fails to show up for the press conference on Thursday?

“Let me tell you what, if he does not show up tomorrow at the press conference, it is not going to be good,” White said. “I don’t even know what to say or what I’m going to do, but I tell you what, it will not be good.”

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2 thoughts on “Nick Diaz misses UFC 158 open workouts; White promises a ‘come to Jesus meeting’ with Diaz if he wins title”
  1. […] Nick Diaz already missed the UFC 158 open workouts. But will he make it to today’s UFC 158 pre-fight press conference? Tune in to find out when the live stream begins at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). Diaz’s main event opponent, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, along with co-headliners Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit, as well as Nate Marquardt and Jake Ellenberger are also scheduled to take part in today’s presser. […]

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