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The biggest welterweight scrap in mixed martial arts history is official … again. On Friday afternoon, Nick Diaz’s longtime manager, Cesar Garcie, reported his client will challenge reigning 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) for his crown at UFC 158.
“Nick Diaz vs GSP is on!” Gracie tweeted.
MMAFighting initially reported the two would tango in the March 16th event, which takes place in GSP’s backyard at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, once Diaz signed on the dotted line. It appears the former Strikeforce champion has finally put pen to paper.
The rivals were slated to meet in the most anticipated 170-pound affair in MMA history at UFC 137. However, Diaz was yanked from the pay-per-view broadcast after ditching back-to-back “beauty pageants” to promote the October 2011 extravaganza.
The organization ultimately rescheduled the contest for UFC 147, but St-Pierre was forced to bow out with a torn ACL. Diaz was then assigned to headline the February contest opposite Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title.
Diaz ended up losing a unanimous decision and was so baffled by the verdict that he threatened to retire from the sport. A few weeks later, the 29-year-old was busted for having marijuana metabolites in his system for the second time in five years.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission subsequently banned Mr. 209 for one year. Diaz has been riding the pine ever since. He’ll be eligible to reapply for licensing as early as February 4th, 2013.
St-Pierre ended his 19-month hiatus in triumphant fashion by unifying the welterweight belt against Condit at UFC 154.
Speaking of Condit, “The Natural Born Killer” will grant Rory MacDonald a rematch in the same event.
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The biggest welterweight scrap in mixed martial arts history is official … again. During Saturday’s broadcast of “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale,” it was confirmed welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) will defend his crown against Nick Diaz at UFC 158.
The March 16th blockbuster takes place in GSP’s backyard at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Now that the most anticipated welterweight affair in mixed martial arts has been made official, it’s only fitting the event gets arguably the most aesthetically appealing billboard the UFC has ever produced to promote the star-studded show.
Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has been granted his wish and will get to defend his throne against Nick Diaz in the March 16th extravaganza...
Nick Diaz is next to get his shot at Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 in Montreal, Canada…Here he is above being fan friendly. Is he smiling cause he knows he’s about to be wearing the welterweight strap?
Nick Diaz Fan Friendly In Seattle
Georges Requests Nick Diaz
Don’t be scared, homie. According to UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, he’s the furthest thing from being frightened of Johny Hendricks (Pictured).
Just because St-Pierre requested a tango with Nick Diaz instead of Hendricks, who UFC president Dana White previously dubbed as the division’s top contender, doesn’t mean he’s playing a game of dodgeball.
Anybody who has an older sibling that pursues the same line of work knows how tough it is to separate yourself and emerge from their shadow. Oftentimes, outsiders clump you together as if you’re one being – despite the fact you are two completely different people, only with the same last name.
That’s usually the case with UFC stars Nick and Nate Diaz. However with the Diaz...
Could the fight that enraptured an audience for almost all of 2011 actually happen in 2013? It looks like it. Dana White recently told MMAFighting.com that a fight has been offered to both “The King of PPV” Georges St. Pierre and Mr. 209 himself, Nick Diaz for UFC 158 March 16th in GSP’s home of [...]
Stop me if you heard this one before. I think I’ll wait until see Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz in the octagon together before I get excited again about this UFC fight.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title against Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16th. In addition, UFC officials announced that the card will also feature Rory MacDonald taking on Carlos Condit and Jake Ellenberger facing Johny Hendricks.
St-Pierre and Diaz will finally meet after originally being scheduled to square off at UFC...