Nick Diaz created quite the ruckus on Saturday by skipping his jiu jitsu superfight against Braulio Estima, but UFC president Dana White (Pictured) has been there and done that and doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.
The controversial grappler missed three separate flights to promote his pay-per-view scrap against UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre. He was subsequently pulled from the blockbuster bout, which reportedly cost him at least a million dollars.
“No, not shocked and I’m surprised u people are! He no showed a Las Vegas press conf to a fight he was gonna make HUGE $ and title,” White tweeted. “People are [expletive] nuts and braindead to be OUTRAGED and SHOCKED that Nick no showed something.”
Estima came in 9 pounds over the weight limit at Friday’s weigh-ins, but he ultimately hit the 180-pound mark the next morning. Diaz has been radio silent since his disappearing act, but word is he was told Estima wouldn’t make weight and that’s why Mr. 209 decided not to attend the exhibition.
Diaz is currently serving a temporary suspension from mixed martial arts after testing positive for having marijuana metabolites in his system following February’s loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143. However, he finally received some good news Monday regarding his ban.
Although Nevada District Court judge Rob Bare denied his injunction to overturn the ban, Bare did state Diaz needs to be given a hearing by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The 28-year-old will finally get the opportunity to plead his case on May 21st.