Nick Diaz wants GSP fight, apologizes for not making it to the "Beauty Pageant"Posted on September 7, 2011, 09:06 PM by Joey Santosus
Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, who was removed from his UFC 137 title fight against Georges St. Pierre, discusses the promotion's decision to replace him with Carlos Condit, as well as his missed opportunity to compete in professional boxing. Diaz calls his forced withdraw from the bout "ridiculous" and says that, while he's sorry he missed the "beauty pageant," he's never failed to show up for a fight before.
"I'm trying to get back to Stockton here, I was out in San Francisco trying to get on an airplane this morning to go to a Press Conference for the UFC. They wanted me to fight for the title against Georges St. Pierre, but now they're telling me that they're going to give the fight to Carlos Condit. Which, I think is ridiculous and Georges thinks its a great idea because 'Carlos Condit poses an even great threat.' So, I guess that just leaves me out... All I know is I'm ready to fight. I'm sorry I didn't make it to the beauty pageant, but I've never not showed up to a fight. I've never backed out of a fight in my life, that's not what I do. So, I just wanted to throw all of that out there."
Further Reading: Cesar Gracie advises Nick Diaz to Beg for his job back