Dana White Says Nick Diaz Turned Down a Shot at Carlos Condit
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.15.2013
No return for Diaz yet...
Dana White spoke last night following UFC on FOX 9 about Nick Diaz and more. Check out some highlights:
On offering Diaz a fight against Carlos Condit: "He doesn't want the fight. I thought he wanted the rematch – (UFC ranked) No. 10 (Diaz) vs. No. 1 (contender Condit). But he's not interested. He said maybe he'd be interested in coming back in May...He said, ‘I'll fight the winner of Hendricks and Lawler.' I said, ‘You're ranked No. 10. It kind of doesn't work that way.'"
On finding a new opponent for Condit: "I've got to go back to the drawing board. Condit accepted the fight immediately, but I didn't get it done (with Diaz)."
On not pressuring Diaz to fight: "It's not even about negotiating – he's under contract. It's do you want to fight, or not want to fight. Obviously the Diaz brothers are very unique individuals. You don't pressure a guy who's not interested in fighting. In this business, you've got to have the fire or you shouldn't do it."