A crazy turn of events at today’s UFC 137 pre-fight press conference has changed the scheduling of four welterweight stand-outs.
As we reported yesterday, Nick Diaz failed to show for the Toronto leg of the UFC 137 media tour and he followed suit this afternoon when he skipped out on a reported three different flights and missed the event today at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
“Nick Diaz has lost his opportunity at the welterweight championship, and Carlos Condit has it… Diaz is going to find out on the news that he’s not fighting Georges St-Pierre, maybe he’ll call me back then,” stated White.
As the story unfolded live at the media conference, Diaz coach Cesar Gracie was able to reach White on the phone to express his apologies.
“I apologize and I agree with you 100 percent with what you’re doing,’ said Gracie who also admitted to having lost contact with his welterweight star and claimed Diaz is in fact “missing”.
So now what? With Diaz MIA and BJ Penn without an opponent what is next for the two welterweight stars left holding the bag?
Let your voice be heard Penn Nation. If you think that the correct punishment for Diaz is to feed him to BJ Penn, get on twitter and tweet Dana White HERE and let him know!
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