Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is never one to hold back when he has something on his mind or if asked to give his honest opinion on anything, especially on a fighter and anything mixed martial arts (MMA) related.
So when Nick Diaz was a no show for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ‘superfight’ against mat wizard Braulio Estima this past weekend (May 12, 2012) at the first-ever World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach, Calif., you could pretty much bank on the fact that White would have something to say about it.
He didn't disappoint.
Commenting on his official Twitter account, White -- who claims he had no idea that Diaz was even going to be competing at the event -- says that he really isn't shocked that the shifty Stockton scrapper bailed on a commitment.
He is, however, surprised that "braindead" people are shocked:
"No, not shocked and I'm surprised u people are! He no showed a Las Vegas press conf to a fight he was gonna make HUGE $ and title. People are f***in nuts and braindead to be OUTRAGED and SHOCKED that Nick no showed something."
Of course, White knows all too well what it's like dealing with the volatile personality that Nick Diaz possesses.
After failing to appear at two press conferences to promote the highly anticipated title fight between he and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, White yanked the the Cesar Gracie-trained fighter from the main event and replaced him with Carlos Condit.
Diaz, however, did remain on the card to take on B.J. Penn in the co-main event, which was later bumped to the headliner because of an injury that forced "Rush" off of the card all together.
"that's a fight? Since when is a BJJ match a fight? Not my problem. The promoter of that shows problem. I have enough of my own."
While Diaz has recently hinted at a possible return to MMA, he first has to resolve all of his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). His return, however, may not be too well received given his latest shenanigans. Diaz was reportedly set to donate his entire winnings from the grappling match to charity.
How about it, Maniacs. Are you among the brain dead bunch who were shocked Diaz no-showed or, like White, is it just par for the card whenever he is involved in an event?