Found January 23, 2013 on 5thRound.com:
If you’re interested in what UFC president Dana White, welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz (Pictured) have to say at Wednesday’s UFC 158 press conference, but don’t want to sit through 45 minutes of Q&A, no worries because we’ll sift past the mumbo jumbo and jot down the key points from today’s presser. Please click HERE if you would like to stream the presser live. The trio will hit the podium this morning at 10AM ET/7AM PT inside Bell Centre in Montreal to hype the March 16th shootout. Here are the highlights from today’s media gathering (Please keep refreshing this page, as we are constantly updating the info): The presser was supposed to start 12 minutes ago. Guess we’re running on Diaz time… GSP and Diaz are in the house. Here we go! White calling UFC 158 a “welterweight tournament” because 6 of top 10 170-pounders will be competing. GSP says he’s excited to face new challengers that have emerged during his absence. Diaz claims media stuff isn’t that bad once you’re here, but he’d rather not. Especially since it’s so close to the fight. Year-long layoff has been a blessing in disguise for Diaz because it has allowed him to heal up and be 100 percent for the first time entering scrap. GSP says he’ll always be respectful entering a bout, but whatever Diaz does  or says isn’t in his control. Diaz not really worried about ring rust, he enjoyed time to heal. He dances around what he’ll do to avoid any marijuana issues this time around. White unfazed by the attendance from UFC’s last show in Montreal. They still did $3.1 million at the gate. Diaz said he ended his “retirement” because he didn’t think he’d get GSP fight right off suspension. He’s taking it one fight at a time. Diaz is just getting the camp started, so he hasn’t brought anyone special in yet. They have good wrestlers at Gracie’s already like Jake Shields. Diaz admits it wasn’t too professional on his part to miss “beauty pageants” last time around. Says he learned his lesson. He’s just ready to fight. White still doesn’t care Diaz doesn’t return his texts. Their relationship is fine from his side. GSP used to trash talking, so it’s a usual thing for him.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dana White Not Going Out of His Way for Nick Diaz

One step at a time when it comes to Nick Diaz (Pictured). The UFC cleared the first hurdle Wednesday when they actually got Diaz to attend a pre-fight press conference in Canada. The next roadblock, which has proven to be even more troublesome, is whether the habitual medical marijuana smoker will pass his post-fight drug exam. Diaz was issued a 12-month suspension by the Nevada...

Dana White Taking Tournament Approach with UFC Light Heavyweight Division

March Madness is still a couple of months away, but UFC president Dana White has already formulated an unofficial four-man tournament for the light heavyweight division. On one end of the brackets, Dan Henderson (Pictured) controls his own destiny. According to White, all Hendo needs to do is beat former champ Lyoto Machida at UFC 157 and he punches his ticket to the big dance....

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Season Premiere Preview

The UFC has released the preview segment for the season premiere of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17′. UFC President Dana White has been openly promoting the season stating that the season is “so awesome and so badass,” mainly because of the mystery fighter who is sending all his opponents to the hospital. We are sure to find out the extent of his words when the show kicks off tomorrow...

Dana White Addresses Why Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Can’t Dress in Reebok

Last week, former light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson revealed the UFC is not allowing him to endorse Reebok in the cage in what appears to be his final fight for the promotion. The impending free agent didn’t have a firm grasp on why his employer shot down his most mainstream sponsor, particularly since Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos are permitted...
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.