Nick Diaz loses his title shot against GSP, gets replaced by Carlos Condit

Someone put LayzieTheSavage on suicide watch. Today at the UFC 137 press conference in Las Vegas, Nick Diaz was a no-show (for the second day in a row) and Dana White announced that he has been pulled from the card and has been replaced by Carlos Condit. They even showed a trailer of the new match-up on the big screen at the press conference. Dana White stated that he would have been a fool if he didn’t expect problems from Nick Diaz leading up to the fight. Apparently Dana White booked three separate plane tickets for Nick Diaz to fly to Las Vegas and according to Dana, Nick ‘lied’ to him on the phone. GSP also stated that he doesn’t understand why Nick Diaz would not show to the event. St. Pierre said that if he had to put his money on Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz, he would put his money on Condit.

It’s important to note that Nick Diaz is not cut, yet. There’s still no word on who BJ Penn’s opponent will be, Condit’s original opponent. Midway through the press conference, Dana White picked up his phone and it was Cesar Gracie. After a minute of talking, Dana said something to Cesar and then cordially hung up the phone. Dana then relayed Cesar’s message that has been chasing Nick Diaz all around the 209, to no avail. Apparently he’s ‘hiding’ out somewhere and no one can get a hold of him. Cesar Gracie also said that he 100% agrees with Dana White’s decision. Dana said that he’s spent over $15,000 in missed flights in the last couple days for Nick Diaz and that the entire event was a ‘big financial blow.’

Dana White went on to say that Nick Diaz ‘snuck’ out of Cesar Gracie’s house at some point this week and that not even Nick’s brother, Nate Diaz, could get a hold of him.

Published on September 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm
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