UFC president Dana White surprised many – or, maybe he really didn’t – when he stated over the weekend that Nick Diaz was close to being removed from March’s UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz main event fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
It would appear that Diaz has failed to show up for several planned interviews with members of the UFC’s production team, and White is none-too-happy about it.
Cesar Gracie, the manager and trainer for Diaz, posted on Twitter earlier Sunday that the reports are not true.
“Reports of (Diaz) being pulled from the GSP fight are greatly exaggerated,” Gracie stated.
Diaz previously lost out on a title match with St-Pierre after failing to appear for a number of pre-fight press conferences.