Less than a week after losing his title shot against current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137, controversial MMA fighter Nick Diaz has some very harsh words for the champ. Diaz was released from his scheduled fight against GSP, after failing to show up for consecutive UFC 137 press conferences.
Though Diaz admitted he wouldn’t have missed the press conferences looking back at how things played out, the 28 year old MMA fighter feels GSP could have handled the situation differently.
“I really don’t appreciate this mother [expletive] sitting there at that press conference and laughing at me,” Diaz told MMAJunkie.com. “That’s some real bitch [expletive]. He’s sitting there laughing like it’s funny or something. If I saw Georges on the street and called him a bitch, I bet you he wouldn’t do [expletive]. I bet you if I walked up and gave him a slap, I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t do [expletive]. It makes me mad that Georges is going to sit there and call himself a fighter, but he’s not going to stand up and say something about this. He’s going to let it ride. I think I would say something. I would at least have said, ‘I disagree. I don’t agree with canceling my fight because of some dumbass [expletive].”
While Diaz does have every right to be angry right now, it is a little surprising to hear him put some of the blame on GSP. Diaz has been one of my favorite MMA fighters over the years, and it has been really disappointing to watch him blow such a huge opportunity. To make things worse, Diaz doesn’t seem to really get why a promotion that is about to go mainstream on FOX, can’t afford to have its fighters behaving erratically and not showing up for scheduled events.
The fight between Diaz and GSP would have been good for the UFC, but MMA fans will still get to see a good one when the Stockton, CA, native takes on BJ Penn.