Nick Diaz was back to his old tricks earlier today as he failed to turn up for the UFC 158 open workouts ahead of his title fight this weekend with Georges St.Pierre.
Word reached White as he was doing an interview with Jim Rome and he made it clear that Diaz was once again on thin ice, having been dropped from a previous fight with GSP in 2011 after failing to turn up to a pre-fight press conference.
“If he does not show up tomorrow for the press conference, it’s not going to be good,” White stated on The Jim Rome Show. “I don’t know what to say, or what’s going to happen, but let me tell you what, it will not be good.”
Diaz had already angered White a few weeks ago when he missed three separate video shoots for the event’s Countdown preview show which ended up costing the UFC in the region of $50,000.
Meanwhile, his opponent GSP wasn’t best pleased by the situation either.
“It’s not fair, it’s a commitment,” St.Pierre said MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani of the media obligations like the fighter workouts that they have to turn up to during fight week. “I despise it actually, but I have to do it, it’s part of the game.”
Apparently Diaz doesn’t think so, though it has been confirmed that he is now in Canada with his manager Cesar Gracie claiming that the fighter opted out of the media session due to having had a seven hour plane journey and being in the middle of a tough weight cut.
Watch GSP’s full interview below.