The Nick Diaz show continued today in Canada. Nick did show up for the UFC 158 press conference and he delivered as advertised. Nick complained about his poster picture, being portrayed as a villain, his childhood, and a whole lot more in one of the most entertaining pressers in UFC history.
I know the guy is supposed to be a good soldier, show up for press conferences, and be a company man but there is a reason that the MMA world is fascinated with Nick Diaz. Nick Diaz is the real deal. Nick showing up at open workouts and giving the same boring answers that 99% of the other UFC fighters do is not a draw. Fans waiting to see what Nick Diaz does next is what draws the money.
Nick was awesome at today’s presser. Nick compared his childhood to Georges and criticized Georges for comparing Nick to a bully. Nick also complained about his image on the pay per view poster which even got a laugh out of GSP. Guess what? He is absolutely right about that one. Nick also talked about doing what he had to do to get the fight with GSP in addition to a whole lot more.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]I know that Dana is mad about Nick missing the workout and says he wants to have a “come to Jesus” meeting with Nick but I say let him go. Nick is the most fascinating character in MMA right now. There is a reason that 90% of the questions asked at today’s presser went to Nick and not the world champion, Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks, or even Dana White. Nick Diaz is good for business period.
Nick seemed to hit a real nerve when he made a comment about Georges being on steroids. Georges lost his cool shortly thereafter and told Diaz he was crazy if he thought he was afraid of him. Georges said something about testing for steroids which Nick retorted that he’d have nothing to worry about. The exchange came at around 20:00 into the presser and sparks were flying.
Enjoy the show. It is a good one. It doesn’t live up to the expectations of last week’s media conference call but Nick certainly delivers. Nick said during the press conference on Thursday that the choice was either missing the open workout or today’s presser. I am glad he chose the workout.
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