It’s not often you’ll hear Nick Diaz say he’s sorry, but in the case of his removal from UFC 137 due to an inability to meet media obligations any apology might be a bit more expected given the gravity of the situation. Diaz did just that in a video blog posted through YouTube where he expressed his regret....kind of.

“I’m sorry I didn’t make it to the beauty pageant but, you know, I’ve never not showed up to a fight and I’ve never backed out of a fight in my life. That’s not what I do,” Diaz exclaimed while making light of the professional duties he’d ducked that cost him his title-shot against Georges St. Pierre.

“All I know is I’m ready to fight,” Diaz concluded.

The 28-year old former Strikeforce champ was replaced by Carlos Condit after missing a second consecutive press conference promoting the October 29 event. What’s next for Diaz is unknown at this point though thus far he appears to still be part of the Zuffa roster. However, in his taped statement Diaz alluded to the possibility of again looking towards boxing for a paycheck without all the trapping of mandatory media appearances.

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