Well not calling Dana or whatever isint a big deal, but like Dana said they have tried everything they could to get Diaz to play ball. If its in their contract that missing out on promotional obligations is a basis for being cut, than that means they cut Diaz some slack. If it was a low end fighter skipping out on press conferences he would have been instantly sacked. Instead they gave Diaz a second and third chance. They even started bribing him of around 300K to show up to his media obligations. They are doing everything they can to appease and baby him to make sure he does his job. GSP even gave him the opportunity of his life to be able to jump through hoops and instantly fight the champ, and Cesar Gracie signed it on his behalf. Not talking to Dana is fine, whatever. But if Diaz decides to jeopardize his opportunity again by not showing up to the next press conference, then you seriously have to question if he really wanted the big time fights and money he has ben crying about, and secondly have to consider that Diaz is seriously ducking GSP.
What I dont like is Diaz fans somehow keep spinning this and saying that the UFC have been bullying Diaz around and have been unfair. And GSP is the one that is somehow scared of Nick Diaz, they are really deluded.