Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

Dana White: UFC 'probably' will cut Nick Diaz if he fails UFC 158 drug test

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

Budgellism

Raptors Fan

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,706
Career:2,730-1,561
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,778
MONTREAL – UFC President Dana White said the organization "probably" will cut Nick Diaz if the title challenger fails his drug test at Saturday's UFC 158 event.

White laid out the scenario following today's UFC 158 press conference at Montreal's Bell Centre, which also hosts this weekend's pay-per-view title fight between Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC).

Diaz, who attended the press conference after no-showing Wednesday's open workouts, addressed the topic of drug tests during the media event. The fighter, who recently concluded a yearlong suspension after a second failed drug test due to marijuana, suggested he's taking extra precautions to assure he doesn't fail a third test.

LINK

_______________________________________

Post #1   3/14/13 3:46:52PM   

Budgellism

Raptors Fan

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,706
Career:2,730-1,561
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,778
My favourite line of the article:

"Matt Riddle is a f--ing moron," White said. "That's why he got cut."

_______________________________________

Post #2   3/14/13 3:47:42PM   

scoozna

Liver shot!

scoozna Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,009
Career:2,224-1,249
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
596
"so I just did a little more than I did last time" ...hopefully he means that he stopped a bit earlier...

_______________________________________
“I don’t know what kind of technique was used there, but there was a lot of kicking and punching.” Jim Brown

Post #3   3/14/13 4:11:23PM   

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,523
Career:1,971-1,169
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,515
Probably? There's Dana leaving a little wiggle room, as usual.

If Diaz fails ANOTHER piss test then he too is a moron

_______________________________________

Post #4   3/14/13 4:22:28PM   

MaxOne

Captain Doctor

MaxOne Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,019
Career:862-586
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Team Syntax
Chips:
99

Posted by scoozna

"so I just did a little more than I did last time" ...hopefully he means that he stopped a bit earlier...



is that what he meant? that is not how i understood it while watching.

_______________________________________
Eddie Would Throw

Post #5   3/14/13 4:23:12PM   

Wallass

MMA Sensei

Wallass Avatar
10
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,382
Career:2,187-1,286
Joined:Oct 2008
Camp: Canada's Finest
Chips:
295
No way he gets cut. Dana's a softie for the guys who make him money and he's pretty much let Diaz away with murder since signing with the UFC so why change now?

Post #6   3/14/13 5:33:54PM   

Chael_Sonnen

Follow.The.Buzzards

Chael_Sonnen Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,009
Career:1,277-785
Joined:May 2010
Chips:
1,409
I laughed at the 'probably' part.

If Dana called Riddle a fffing moron, then what is Nick considered then?

Head scratcher.

Last edited 3/14/13 5:41PM server time by chael_sonnen
Edit note/reason: n/a

_______________________________________
Mr. Playground
• 2010 - 2016 •

Post #7   3/14/13 5:39:36PM   

jay98107

MMA Sensei

jay98107 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,041
Career:2,765-1,542
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
266

Posted by Wallass

No way he gets cut. Dana's a softie for the guys who make him money and he's pretty much let Diaz away with murder since signing with the UFC so why change now?



Because Dana has principles and a temper. Admittedly, he's a lot softer on guys who make him money, who are exciting, who have a fan base, and who sell tickets. But if Diaz gets suspended for another nine months the hype surrounding him dies, you've gotta stay more active than that unless you want to fall from the public eye to some degree, and failed drug tests are a huge obstacle on fighting regularly. I also think Dana lets Diaz get away with some of the stuff because he knew when he signed Nick that Nick doesn't always like to "play the game", so missing press conferences, in Dana's mind, comes with the territory to some degree. However, pissing hot is not part of the deal. I know I'm putting words into Dana's mouth here to some degree, but I think there's certain lines that even Diaz can't cross, and failing two drug tests in a row is part of that.

Post #8   3/14/13 5:42:16PM   

jay98107

MMA Sensei

jay98107 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,041
Career:2,765-1,542
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
266

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

I laughed at the 'probably' part.

If Dana called Riddle a fffing moron, then what is Nick considered then?

Head scratcher.



A moron who fights a much higher, more exciting level.

Post #9   3/14/13 5:42:55PM   

Chael_Sonnen

Follow.The.Buzzards

Chael_Sonnen Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,009
Career:1,277-785
Joined:May 2010
Chips:
1,409

Posted by jay98107


Posted by Chael_Sonnen

I laughed at the 'probably' part.

If Dana called Riddle a fffing moron, then what is Nick considered then?

Head scratcher.



A moron who fights a much higher, more exciting level.



Riddle's high-level wrestling and incredible air punches are second to none.

_______________________________________
Mr. Playground
• 2010 - 2016 •

Post #10   3/14/13 5:50:42PM   

Manak

Belt Contender

Manak Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:954
Career:164-106
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: UFC-PRIDE-MMA
Chips:
178
that "probably" vs "yes I will cut him" is just in case hell freezes over and Diaz wins.

Post #11   3/14/13 5:50:50PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,862
Career:2,523-1,604
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,015
Jeesys! They really need to start having one straight message to the fighters so they know what is expected and the results of not meeting up to those expectations. "Probably it may be considered as a possible consideration"

Post #12   3/14/13 10:34:27PM   

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,747
Career:2,262-1,196
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,249
Dana mentioned that Riddle did an interview and stated he smoked weed so he doesn't have to beat his kids.

THAT is the definition of a fucking moron.

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #13   3/14/13 10:39:37PM   

Boo_Radley21

Heavyweight Champ

Boo_Radley21 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,034
Career:605-425
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
464
Every time I read an interview or hear an interview with Dana my brain makes the sound Sideshow Bob makes when a rake hits him in the face

Post #14   3/14/13 10:59:38PM   

spang714

MMA Regular

spang714 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:132
Career:569-337
Joined:May 2012
Camp: Playground Bullies
Chips:
43

Posted by Wallass

No way he gets cut. Dana's a softie for the guys who make him money and he's pretty much let Diaz away with murder since signing with the UFC so why change now?





Diaz is a fucking gold mine...no way he gets cut.....

Post #15   3/15/13 12:17:50AM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2