NEW YORK NY - JANUARY 13: Dana White UFC President speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
UFC President Dana White talks to Dave Farra about the decision to yank Nick Diaz from the UFC 137 main event opposite georges St. Pierre on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas. The former Strikeforce welterweight champion no-showed consecutive pre-fight press conferences this week, leaving White with so little confidence in his pay-per-view headliner that he completely removed him from the fight card, replacing him with division standout Carlos Condit. The question now is, can Diaz be trusted to compete on a future card? If so, will he be buried on the untelevised prelims? Or handed his pink slip? Anyone out there in MMA land disagree with the UFC boss on this one? Video of his reaction to yesterday's fiasco after the jump.
"This kid's not gonna show up in Vegas, not gonna show up in Toronto, what else isn't he going to show up for? Is he not gonna show up for the fight? I'm not gonna risk that. I don't think Nick Diaz is gonna try and get a hold of me. If Nick Diaz wanted to get a hold of me, he should have got a hold of me in the last couple of days. I don't see Nick Diaz calling me up and saying 'Hey listen, I'm sorry, gimme the fight back.' That's just not Nick Diaz. I'm done. I would never accept his word again."