With Nick Diaz involved, you really can’t rule anything out of the equation. Over the weekend, UFC president Dana White stated that Diaz had missed three filmings scheduled for UFC Countdown to promote UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz.
However, Jonathan Tweedale, a lawyer for Diaz, told MMAMania.com that is not true. Diaz will meet Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title in March.
“Dana is mistaken. Nick did not ‘miss’ three interviews,” Tweedale said. “In fact, several earlier dates were arranged without Nick’s knowledge and with no notice to Nick. When Nick learned what had happened, I assisted him in arranging a date and time directly. Nick arrived early and was in good spirits. Nick requires things to be done in an organized and orderly manner.”
White stated that the film crews were “rolling around Stockton” waiting on Diaz. During a kickoff press conference, the former Strikeforce champion was the center of attention, making jokes with members of the media and appearing to be in good spirits.