Nick Diaz Out, Carlos Condit In Against GSP
At a Las Vegas press conference today, UFC president Dana White announced that Nick Diaz has been removed from the UFC 137 main event in Las Vegas. His opponent, Georges St-Pierre will now face Carlos Condit.
White discussed difficulties in getting Nick Diaz to honor his media commitments as the reason for his withdrawal. Nick did not attend press conferences in Toronto or Las Vegas in which he was scheduled to appear.
White spoke about Diaz, “He looked me right in my face and lied to me and told me he’d do (the press conferences).” He continued, “Nick Diaz can’t handle the pressure of a major main event. … That’s what I think.”
Condit was scheduled to fight BJ Penn at UFC 137 and is on a four fight winning streak. He most recently handed Dong Hyun Kim his first loss in MMA at UFC 132. Condit was the final WEC Welterweight champion before that organization was absorbed by the UFC.