UFC president Dana White isn’t one to let any of his fighters off the hook. So, it should come as no surprise that Nick Diaz is one again in danger of missing a shot at the UFC welterweight title.
White, following the post-fight press conference at UFC 157 Saturday night, made it known that Diaz is once again on the edge of being removed. He is scheduled to face Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz next month.
“I’m really close,” White stated. “I don’t want to be, I don’t want to do this. It sucks. I hope we don’t come to that.”
White made it known that Diaz missed three scheduled interviews – along with his brother, Nate – for the UFC Primetime series. While the lawyer for Diaz disagreed with the claims, the UFC boss went on to say, “we spent over $50,000 in production costs and guys cruising around Stockton, and not interviewing people. It’s not funny. We’re very cool and very lenient in a lot of ways….but that’s just absolute (expletive).”
Back in 2011, Diaz was removed from a fight with GSP after skipping several media obligations. St-Pierre pushed for the fight with the former Strikeforce champion, asking personally for it after defeating Carlos Condit last year.