It was supposed to be a normal, run-of-the-mill media conference call. It's the kind of event that the UFC puts on before every card that allows for journalists to get quotes and the like.
Normally, these are relatively mild-mannered and reporters sometimes have to stretch to find even mildly-interesting quotes. But when Nick Diaz is involved, there's usually a new normal.
The 45-minute call was supposed to involve Diaz, Georges St. Pierre, Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit. The latter two didn't get much of a word in after Diaz began to call the welterweight king "pampered."
"They got Georges, they got somebody powdering his nose out," the Stockton, Calif. native said during the call. "He's got someone making his Twitter for him. Now he don't know how to talk, to act right, he's got people living his life for him."
Up until that point, Diaz was relatively calm and at times albeit a bit rambling. But when a reporter asked St. Pierre for his response to Diaz calling him pampered, Diaz jumped in to answer.
"If I had that much money, I'd be pampering myself the **** up!" Diaz shouted. "I'd be having ********** pampering my **** left and right!" This raised the ire of the usually zen-like GSP.
"Let me tell you something, uneducated fool," St. Pierre said. "I've not always been rich. I started from the bottom. I worked very hard to be where I am right now. I know you don't believe this, because you didn't succeed yet, and maybe you will never succeed in your life because I don't think you're smart enough to understand how you should do to reach that point."
From there the call quickly became Diaz unleashing profanity-laced verbal barbs at GSP over and over again.
"You're rapping that ***** and you're ***** out of line," Diaz said. "You don't even know where I come from, you're trying to talk about where you come from. You should see this **** over here. Nobody wants to come out here."
"I pull up to a stop light the other day and some 40-year-old lady, some soccer mom, sticks her head out the window and she's like, ‘I hope GSP beats your ***!'" Diaz said. "We're in ****** Lodi! We were in Lodi right now and you hope GSP beats my ***. That's ****** wonderful. I'm living in a ****** small town full of people that hate me."
Later in the call, despite showing aggression and agitation, Diaz did take the time to laud the champion saying "I like Georges, I'm a fan of Georges St. Pierre."
"I just don't like that I'm being made out to be this evil person," Diaz said.