Zuffa has announced it will throw caution to the wind and attempt to capture ever-elusive species Nickicus Diazytis in its native habitat as part of a special three-part UFC Primetime series promoting UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit.
Kidding aside, the build towards the February 4 headliner between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit will indeed be chronicled by the UFC Primetime crew with episodes slated for FX. Starting January 20, fans can tune in at 11:00 PM EST to see Diaz and Condit prepare in a relatively real-time format with subsequent episodes on January 27 and February 3. Additional replays will be shown on Fuel TV.
Diaz and Condit will clash over an interim belt while legitimate title-holder Georges St. Pierre heals up from major knee surgery. Both men had been previously linked to cracks at GSP with each match-up falling apart due to the champ’s health. Diaz has won his last eleven fights and is coming off a convincing decision over B.J. Penn, while Condit’s hand has been raised in four straight including a July TKO of Dong Hyun Kim.
On top of promoting the pairing the show should also provide an intriguing look into the typically private Diaz’s day-to-day life. During the weeks leading up to his bout(s) at UFC 137 the 26-7 Californian no-showed a pair of press conferences and was late to a conference call promoting the event.
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