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Originally posted by Serizawa
reply to post by hawkiye
Don't like the way he acted to Rashad but honestly I don't see anyone beating that kid. Can't wait for Griffin to get back.
No need to file a missing person report. Nick Diaz is alive, and he still wants to fight.
Unfortunately for Diaz, however, his opportunity at the UFC welterweight title now belongs to another.
Diaz allegedly no-showed his second-consecutive press conference on Wednesday, offering no explanation to UFC President Dana White for his absence. Not even Diaz's longtime trainer and manager Cesar Gracie could locate the reigning Strikeforce titleholder, prompting White to remove him from the UFC 137 main event against Georges St. Pierre and replace him with former WEC champion Carlos Condit.
Diaz responded to the UFC president's actions on Wednesday evening, posting a YouTube video to address the public. According to Diaz, he was returning to his hometown of Stockton, Calif., while shooting the video, as he had visited San Francisco earlier that day in an apparently unsuccessful attempt to make his flight to Las Vegas.
“The UFC wanted me to fight for the title against Georges St. Pierre, and now they're telling me that they're going to give the fight to Carlos Condit, which I think is ridiculous,” said Diaz. “Georges thinks it's a great idea, because Carlos Condit poses an even greater threat. So I guess that just leaves me out. It's funny. One second, I’m about to come into some money and do a little boxing...but now it looks like [the UFC gets] to save money, and I don't get paid, and I’m locked into a new contract. [There are] all these deal-makers making deals. All I know is I’m ready to fight.”
Diaz followed that statement by reiterating that he was still ready to challenge St. Pierre for the title, provided he still has a job, that is.
At Wednesday's press conference, White expressed uncertainty toward Diaz's future and acknowledged the possibility that the rangy southpaw could receive his walking papers in light of his unwillingness to promote the event.
While Diaz did not directly address White's comments, he did allude to the possibility of competing outside the Octagon. Prior to signing with the UFC, Diaz was rumored to square off in a pro boxing bout with former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy. According to Diaz, he's ready to scrap, one way or another.
Oh you must not have heard. Diaz will not be fighting GSP.
Hey there fight fan friend, always good to hear your input! I only found out about GSP's knee yesterday! And the weigh in with Diaz and Penn, woah! Man, I'm sorry to hear bout Serizawa too and I wonder if he got banned in the chatroom,, where SO MANY have disappeared! Must be a real test of ego in there at times.
Cro cop looked good at first, quick and elusive, but Roy kept coming forward and just overwhelmed Mirko. Mirko was never the same after the Gonzoga KO, where Crocop broke his knee/ankle falling down knocked out. You can watch the replay and see his foot facing backwards as he fell...yikes!
Penn and Diaz was as expected, a tough first round, but then BJ started gassing and the tri-athlete Diaz just beat him up after that.
So I hear GSP wants to go down to 155! This surprised me. It seems it would be easier to go up to 185 and challenge himself with better competition. I almost think he's avoiding the potential fight with Silva and/or Sonnen in the future. Maybe he wants to retire from this weight class with the belt. I think Diaz could take GSP and I hope they still fight.
Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by hawkiye
I agree most people who even fight at 170 walk around at about 190 or even 200 pounds, and BJ was always a smaller fighter. And really I don't know whats up with him, but at the lighter weights he does not seem to run out of gas so quickly. So the weight gaining effects him a lot.
But you said it, I think the weight cut really would effect him as well...It seems BJ will always be stuck with a disadvantage in the weight department no matter what he does. If he stays at that weight it seems to slow him down, but if he tries to cut. The process will exhaust him and he will still be effected in his cardio department either way. It's literally a lose-lose situation for him. He has gotten to old to cut weight like it was a walk in the park.