Nick Diaz a No-Show at Presser, Carlos Condit Now Faces Georges St-Pierre

After two missed press conferences and $15,000 in missed flights, Nick Diaz has been pulled from the UFC 137 main event against Georges St-Pierre. Carlos Condit has stepped in to take his shot at the title on October 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC president Dana White made the announcement today, saying:

“Nick Diaz has lost his opportunity at the welterweight championship, and Carlos Condit has it”

According to White, Diaz missed a flight to Canada on Tuesday to promote the fight, and later asked to be rebooked for a later trip. Diaz then missed two more flights, and stopped returning White’s calls and messages. At that point, White and the UFC had no options left but to pull Diaz from the fight and replace him with Carlos Condit. Diaz has apparently still not returned any calls to this point and the press conference on Wednesday was his notice that he will not be fighting for the UFC welterweight title.

“Diaz is going to find out on the news that he’s not fighting Georges St-Pierre, maybe he’ll call me back then,” White stated.

Diaz’s manager and trainer Cesar Gracie actually called White during the press conference and apologized for the situation:

“I apologize and I agree with you 100 percent with what you’re doing”

Now co-main event fighter Carlos Condit has been bumped into the title bout:

“The timing was perfect for this to all come together. First I want to thank the UFC for allowing me this opportunity and also my agent Malki Kawa who saw an opening and took advantage of it. With me already fighting on that card, I will need to make some adjustments to get ready for a new opponent, but my actual training is still right on schedule. It’s an honor to be able to fight for the championship, especially against one of the legends of our sport in Georges St-Pierre. I’ve been fighting for nearly a decade and there has been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that has gone into that. A lot of sacrifices have been made both personally and professionally, and I’m looking forward to showing the UFC that I am deserving of this opportunity.”

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