Oh, Nick Diaz missed the UFC 158 open workout. Actually, Cesar Gracie requested the UFC to reschedule it since Nick was exhausted from a seven hour plane trip — so there’s that.
That news actually actually broken to Dana White on the Jim Rome Show just a few moments ago. Dana White seemed surprised and stated that if Nick missed the press conference tomorrow, ‘it’s not going to be good.’ Dana also recounted a never-before-told story of how Nick Diaz chased Georges St. Pierre around in a hotel during UFC 137.
“There’s more to this story that hasn’t been told,” White told Rome. “Nobody has talked about this, I haven’t said anything about it, but at one of the fights, the one where he really started calling Georges out, he was chasing Georges around the hotel and like yelling at him and stuff. And Georges thought he was going to try to fight him at the hotel. He was just waiting for the elevator doors to open and there would be Nick Diaz. The last fight after he won his fight and was saying all those things in the ring about Georges, he was really messing with Georges bad at the fight and trying to fight him at the hotel. That really pissed Georges off.”
Big thanks to MMAFighting for transcribing Jim Rome’s nationally syndicated show. We’re on the verge of having our own radio show whenever [insert company name here] tells us what the heck is going on. Wait, I probably wasn’t supposed to tell you guys that. Damn.