In a new twist to the build-up to this weekends’ long-awaited grudge match between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz, UFC president Dana White says that Diaz stalked and tried to fight GSP at a hotel in 2011.
Speaking to Jim Rome, White admitted that Diaz sought GSP immediately after his victory over B.J. Penn at UFC 137.
“There’s more to this story than has been told,” White told Jim Rome on his radio show earlier today. “Nobody has talked about this, I haven’t said anything about it, but at one of the fights, the one where he really started calling Georges out, he was chasing Georges around the hotel and like yelling at him and stuff. And Georges thought he was going to try to fight him at the hotel. He was just waiting for the elevator doors to open and there would be Nick Diaz. The last fight after he won his fight and was saying all those things in the ring about Georges, he was really messing with Georges bad at the fight and trying to fight him at the hotel. That really pissed Georges off.”
White also discussed the repercussions of Diaz, in the wake of no-showing today’s media workouts, winning the welterweight title and failing to fulfill future media obligations.
“If he does not show up for the press conference, it’s not going to be good. I don’t know what to say, or what’s going to happen, but let me tell you what, it will not be good.
Yeah if he wins, you know, we are seriously going to have to have a ‘Come to Jesus’ meeting, you know what I mean? I don’t know, we’ll see man.
I he wins the title, he’s going to have to come to Vegas, and we’re going to have to sit down and we did this already when he signed the new deal. I’m going to have to tell him, if you miss anything, I will strip you of the title. I don’t know what else to do.”
With the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference scheduled for tomorrow, all eyes will be on the stage to see whether Diaz actually attends and if not, what the repercussions would be.
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