UFC 158 press conference live updates

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MONTREAL – Follow along for live updates, quotes and analysis from the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference:

— We’re seconds away from the start of the press conference and word is Nick Diaz is in fact in the building.

— Just spotted Nick’s brother Nate Diaz. Confirmation that Nick is here, one day after he no-showed at the open fighter workouts.

— Six of the best 170-pound mixed martial artists on stage right now. Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks, Jake Ellenberger and Nate Marquardt.

Nick Diaz on why he wasn’t at the workouts: “It was either I had to miss that or miss this to catch up on some sleep.”

Dana White: I guarantee Nick will be at the weigh-ins and fight.

— Diaz getting very emotional right now speaking about his past, nearly tearing up at one point. This is a new side to Diaz the public has seldom seen.

— GSP and Diaz going back and forth now. Tensions are high at the Bell Centre right now.

Diaz criticizing GSP’s past performances: “I tell you what bro, I was out fighting all the hitters … you take these punches and quite.”

— GSP has a puzzled look on his face when Diaz is talking and now the champ is getting worked up.

GSP: “Do you really think I’m scared of you man? You’ll see Saturday.”

— Dana says marijuana is the “exact opposite of performance enhancing.”

Johny Hendricks:  “(Nick) had to do what he had to do to get the fight.”

Diaz: “I apologize for being a no-show. I’ve never missed a fight.”

— The fighters just did their staredowns. No more words were exchanged though.

— Ellenberger, Condit and Marquardt didn’t say one word during the entire press conference. Hendricks had on brief answer. Condit was stoic, Marquardt was enjoying the back-and-forth between GSP and Diaz, Ellenberger looked somewhat annoyed.

 

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