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UFC 137 press conference: Diaz dumped from the card and replaced by Condit

Nick Diaz simply won't play the game. He was banished once before by the UFC and it looks like it may happen again to the elite welterweight.

During a UFC 137 press conference this afternoon in Las Vegas, Dana White announced Diaz has been dropped from the Oct. 29 main event. He's been replaced by Carlos Condit, who will face UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.

White announced the replacement using a short promotional video. Clearly, there's no turning back from here. White said he hasn't cut Diaz yet because he still has to speak to the fighter.

The problems started yesterday when Diaz no-showed a press conference in Toronto. White said the company booked two more flights to Las Vegas for Diaz and he's gone missing in action since.

White also announced any ticket buyers displeased with Diaz's exit, can return their tickets. He doesn't expect that to happen.

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