"This is the UFC so there's always that chance. There's no question about it that I will ask for that if Nick has a tremendous performance and he can finish B.J., I would ask for that. But the biggest thing is if the fans want it. If the fans all ask for that, Dana [White] is a smart guy. He knows the sport is about the fans. So who knows?"
-- That was the always outspoken Cesar Gracie's response when queried about what's next for his star pupil, Nick Diaz, during an appearance on The MMA Hour earlier today. Diaz, the Strikeforce welterweight champion, was originally slated to fight Georges St. Pierre for his 170-pound strap this weekend, but he was removed from the main event after skipping out on consecutive press conferences and drawing the ire of company president Dana White. Do you feel Gracie has a point? Or should the Stockton, Calif., native continue to have to prove himself before he earns (another) shot?