Nick Diaz going on extended rants with tangents that even geometry didn't know existed. Dana White taking a phone call in the middle of the news conference and walking away from the podium.
Last night's UFC 137 post-fight news conference must have been a bizarre scene. At least that's how it tread via the tweets from the media in the room. (UFC did not live-stream this presser like they usually do.)
Here's the big news stemming from that phone call: Carlos Condit steps aside and Nick Diaz will fight Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title. White said they are targeting Super Bowl weekend for the fight.
Seems GSP didn't appreciate Diaz's in-ring comments after the fight. White said GSP called Diaz "the most disrespectful man" he has ever met and promised a beating the likes of which we've never seen before inside the octagon.
So, White, a very shrewd promoter, struck fast and capitalized on the bad-guy sentiment involving Diaz. St-Pierre vs. Diaz is an easier sell to consumers, especially since that was the original fight planned for 137 before press conference flake-outs and injuries altered the lineup.
White added that Condit said he also wanted to fight on the Super Bowl card. The guess, based on the company's prior history, is that Condit was compensated (either now or in the future) for agreeing to push off his title shot.
But that may not have been the smartest move. Just ask Anthony Pettis.