Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/17/12
Countless old school mixed martial arts pundits threw tantrums when the UFC announced reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) would make his next title defense against Nick Diaz, a fighter who is coming off a loss and is currently serving a year-long marijuana drug suspension, instead of Johny Hendricks, who UFC president Dana White dubbed as the division’s top contender just one month ago. What really irked people was that GSP vs. Diaz came on the heels of the promotion confirming Chael Sonnen had talked his way into a fight with light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, despite the fact Uncle Chael hadn’t competed in the weight class in nearly seven years and is also coming off a defeat. Is there no longer a pecking order in the UFC? Is the organization only arranging scraps that will sell pay-per-views? Well, according to White, Octagon officials weren’t planning on having St-Pierre meet Diaz next. They only decided on that matchup after GSP asked them to do him a solid. “The
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