The UFC 158 main event between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz goes down this Saturday night (March 16, 2013) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Assuming, of course, Diaz actually shows up.
But you knew that already. If you didn't, click here to find out what UFC President Dana White said about the Stockton slugger's latest no-show, which comes just three days before his welterweight title fight opposite reigning division champion Georges St. Pierre, who wasn't too happy to learn his opponent was MIA.
"It's not fair. It's a commitment. I don't like it. I despise it, actually, but I have to do it. It's part of the game. He will show up. I'm pretty sure he will show up. He would be crazy to not show up. He's a smart guy, he just has anxiety problems in front of the people. He will show up and the fight will be good."
For an uneducated fool, that Diaz sure is a smart guy.
We still have tomorrow's UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, as well as Friday's weigh ins, so it will be interesting to see if the anxiety-ridden Diaz can get over his fear of the media long enough to attend. If not, well, there's a reason this card has so many 170-pound fighters on it.