Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre Slam Each Other at UFC 158 Press Conference
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.14.2013
Some choice words from both...
Here are some highlights via MMAjunkie from Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz at today's pre-event UFC 158 press conference:
Diaz on chosing to get some sleep after a two-hour flight instead of attending the open workout: "It was either I miss that, or I miss this. I was going to have to catch up on a bunch of sleep. I was on some later hours, and I think it outweighed the repercussions, and I'm sorry. I put on a show for the fans, but I also like to put on a show for the fans Saturday night. So I'm just trying to make the best decisions to make a showing at 100 percent."
Dana White on Diaz's no-show: "I understand it gets a little frustrating, but it's part of the job. When everybody talks about the money that Floyd Mayweather and all those guys make, you ever see the tours that those guys go on? They're city-to-city, non-stop tours throughout the entire country. It's part of our gig."
Diaz on the UFC's marketing of him for the fight: "They're pretty much making me out to be the evil villain. I fit the description. I think Georges, he fits the description of the good guy. But you look at my poster. No offense, but you guys have plenty of time to switch the poster. That poster is like from years ago. Can I get one buttered up, photoshopped picture in a magazine or on a poster?"
Diaz on GSP equating him to a bully: "How many times have you had a gun to your head, Georges? How many of your best friends been shot through the chest with a .45, or how many of your best friends been stomped into a coma? How many kids put gum in your hair growing up? Should I go further? It's hard times for everybody."
St-Pierre on Diaz's accusations: "I don't even know why were even asking this question? The reason why we're fighting is because I believe Nick is the best guy in martial arts right now, and I'm fighting him because he's the best guy."
Diaz on GSP and UFC's selling of the fight: "They're selling you all wolf tickets, people. You're eating them right up. Georges here is selling wolf tickets. Dana here is selling wolf tickets. The UFC is selling wolf tickets. You guys are eating them right up."
Diaz on his problems with the MMA scoring system: "The strong guy on steroids would love to ignore it. He wants to go in there and avoid the fight, and hold on and get the takedown and win the round. I'd love a 10-minute round. See who could work through a 10-minute round."
St-Pierre after Diaz said GSP was afraid of him: "Do you really think I'm afraid of you? You think I'm afraid of you, man? Are you crazy in your head, man? I'm not scared of you. You'll see Saturday night if I'm afraid of you."