Originally Posted by Toroian
BJ is now out of a fight due to ufcs rash decision(imo)and so is DIAZ. I say if DIAZ still wants to fight and BJs up for it make this happen! The card will then still have 2 great fights !
How is this a RASH decision? You defenders can harp about how Diaz is a "fighter-w/e the hell that means" or that he may or may not have a mental disorder etc... Which has nothing to do with the UFC. Seriously, this ain't some bar fight where a dude pays a guy 50$ to put on a show. This is the UFC who is trying their hardest to finally get acknowledge as a real sport and not a circus act.
Real sports have professional athletes, a pro is some who makes a living being exactly that a pro. They don't have to like it but still have to suck up and do their job. This isn't like a movie star who refuses to do the circus tour, the movie business has been around forever and can do without a cry baby.
In light of the recent Fox deal the media will be looking at the UFC for standards and any kind of negative publicity will set this sport back another 10 years. Even now with the hasty PR
move (of shifting the blame to Nick) the damage has been done. They cannot afford to look like a bunch of amateurs. No matter how talented Nick is, he's nothing towards the greater goal of growing the MMA sport.
As for those who complain that it was just a "press conf". Let's not even debate how it's unfair for GSP to cut his training to do this PR
stuff. It's about the fact that the dude is UNRELIABLE. How can you guarantee with a certainty that he will show up to a fight? What that he's never missed a fight before? That enough of a guarantee given his actions in the last few days? Can you really blame DW from dumping him on the card? Can you even imagine the kind of damage that would result from him NOT showing up at the fight? Lastly, I hate these pricks that feel this sense of entitlement on what they do for a living. Seriously, they make money doing something they love and yet have the temerity to whine about an aspect of their job. Nick is precisely the type of fighter that needs to get kicked the hell out to a min wage job. That's the kind of message that needs to be sent to the next gen of fighters who'll realize how lucky they are to be part of the sport. Lastly, if he's really mentally unstable then he still should be kicked out. Would any other professional be allowed to keep their job with a serious mental condition? A cop? Firefighter? Doctor? Seriously don't even defend that shit.