To Play The Game Or To Not Play The Game: Nick Diaz No-show’s Today’s UFC 137 Media Event In Toronto
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz, has reportedly taken it upon himself to cancel his media obligations for the promotion of his UFC 137 title fight with GSP.
An outspoken non-fan of media events and interviews, the UFC brass have been optimistic that Diaz would in fact “play the game” once signed back to the UFC roster. That however doesn’t seem to be the case.
The Winnipeg Free Press has it:
The UFC offered no reason for Diaz’s absence in Toronto but the former Strikeforce champion is no fan of such media events.
St-Pierre said he did not know what was going on in Diaz’s life, so he was not going to speculate on the California fighter’s reasons for not joining him to hype their Oct. 29 fight in Las Vegas.
But the 30-year-old champion from Montreal says it’s a little unfair in that he interrupted his training for the press tour.
With the next leg of the media tour going down tomorrow in Las Vegas, we will see if Diaz’ absence was just a one-off event or if this is something we will continue to see in the lead up to UFC 137.