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Dana White asked if Nick Diaz has cracked under pressure, and does B.J. Penn know he was bypassed?
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Dana White said regarding Nick Diaz: "Maybe he did crack under the pressure. Maybe he folded under the spotlight."

When asked if Nick has cracked, White said, "Who in the room is really shocked and can't believe this is happening right now?"

GSP chimed in: "Nobody. If you don't want to do it for yourself, do it for your family and your kids. It's a little bit selfish thinking the way like that. It doesn't make sense."

White said Condit was the first and last replacement fighter considered.

White said B.J. Penn doesn't know yet that he wasn't offered the spot. "Well, he probably knows now. I'll find out in about 30 minutes what his reaction is by phone."

When asked if he shouldn't have seen this possibly coming and maybe send somebody there to put him on the plane. White said Nick snuck out of the back door of Cesar Gracie's house. White said he called Nick Diaz and he wasn't shocked. He laughed and said he knew they'd have problems with Nick, but he didn't think it'd go this far. He said he'd have never made the fight if this was going to happen. "Why waste my time, money, energy, and embarrass everybody," he said.

He said GSP flew from Montreal on Monday night, did a full day of press appearances in Toronto, and then flew to Las Vegas for a fight that's not going to happen now. He said Diaz has disrespected GSP.


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