UFC president Dana White went on the Jim Rome show yesterday and warned Nick Diaz, who's fighting Georges St. Pierre for the Welterweight title at UFC 158, that he better make it to the pre-fight press conference.
UFC boss Dana White was not amused when Nick Diaz skipped yesterday's UFC 158 pre-fight public workouts. He went on the Jim Rome show and warned Diaz not to pull something similar at today's press conference (transcribed by MMA Mania):
"I literally just found out Nick Diaz did not show up for the open workouts today in Montreal....Let me tell you what, there is no shtick with this kid, I mean it's - he's just a different animal man, he's absolutely hard to deal with."
"If he wins, you know, we are seriously going to have to have a ‘come to Jesus meeting,' you know what I mean? The guy is very, very hard to deal with, we'll see what happens. I got to tell you this, though, I leave tonight for Montreal. The press conference is tomorrow, I'm excited for the press conference and I'm definitely excited for the weigh-ins 'cause, you never know what you're going to get. Well, let me tell you what, if he does not show up tomorrow for the press conference, it is not going to be good. I don't know what I'll say or what I'm going to do, but I'll tell you what -- it will not be good."
And if Diaz beats Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 and takes the title:
"If he wins the title he's going to have to come to Vegas and we're going to have to sit down and we did this already when we signed his new deal, but I'm going to have to tell him, ‘If you miss anything, I will strip you of this title,' and you know what I mean? I don't know what else to do. I really don't know what else to do."