Cesar Gracie Says No Truth To Nick Diaz Being Removed From UFC 158

If you listen to UFC president Dana White, Nick Diaz is back on his back side.

But, according to Cesar Gracie, the coach and manager for Diaz, his fighter is all set to still compete next month against Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title at UFC 158.

Recently, White stated that Diaz has missed a number of planned interviews for “UFC Primetime,” costing the company money and making it impossible to put a show together.

White said the thought of pulling Diaz from the fight has crossed his mind, much like it did previously when the former Strikeforce champion was removed for failing to show for scheduled press events.

Gracie, however, took to Twitter earlier on Sunday and tried to put out the fires.

Hopefully, Diaz will get back on track and remain in the title match, as this is one I’ve wanted to see for quite some time. He has the skills to compete with GSP, and could really give him a test in Montreal.

  • http://twitter.com/MortenKaae Morten Kaae

    Do you think he has any chance of not getting taken down and dominated? I dont see it

  • Matt Silliman

    Diaz has an active ground game that will force GSP to stay in safe positions. I don’t see a “beating” in this fight. I see GSP playing it safe with ground control. Hopefully GSP will really try and fight for a finish and allow this to be FOTN.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller

Event Date: July 16, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs. Brandao

Event Date: July 19, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 122: Copper vs. Halsey

Event Date: July 25, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown

Event Date: July 26, 2014
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1

UFC 176

Event Date: August 2, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux

Event Date: August 16, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1