All eyes were on the video stream of the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference yesterday, with one question pervading the minds of all: Will he show up? Of course, the “he” was welterweight challenger Nick Diaz, who eschewed the media workouts of the prior day for a little shut-eye, and whose track record of ditching his media obligations has had fans, reporters and UFC presidents alike throwing their hands in the air and exclaiming “Oh Nick!” from time immemorial. Heh. Diaz showed up though, and made good on the expectation that he’d drop some pearls of Stockton wisdom on all listening. In other words, there were “woof tickets” for all! Here’s your news!
• Nick Diaz showed up and talked. Oh yeah. He really did.
• Guess who Diaz thinks is on steroids? Clue: he’s Canadian, and he’s the champ.
• Dana White media scrum.
• Oddly enough, there are other fighters on the UFC 158 card. Here’s one.
• There are even other MMA promotions out there. Here’s a CagedInsider exclusive with Bellator fighting femme Jessica Aguilar.