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Fresh off unifying the welterweight title in November following an
18-month absence due to injury, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns to Montreal’s Bell Centre on March 16, 2013 to face former STRIKEFORCE® champion Nick Diaz. St-Pierre (23-2) has scored 10 consecutive victories in his dominant reign atop the
170-pound division but no other opponent has motivated him as much as the fiery and unpredictable Diaz.
“Georges St-Pierre asked to fight Nick Diaz because he knows they have unfinished business, and Nick Diaz agrees,” UFC President Dana White said.
The always-diplomatic St-Pierre, 31, has defeated the likes of Carlos Condit, Matt Hughes (twice), Jon Fitch, BJ Penn (twice), Josh Koscheck (twice) and Jake Shields, but no other opponent has fueled him as much as the southpaw from Stockton, Calif. The pair was originally slated to meet at UFC® 137 but a series of events, including a St-Pierre knee injury, prevented the match up from ever taking place.
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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.
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...
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
It was confirmed last night that Georges St.Pierre will face Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in Montreal. That is of course taking into consideration that Diaz will get his license back after his suspension is lifted. So far the fight card for that night looks absolutely amazing. Georges St.Pierre vs. Nick Diaz Johny Hendricks vs. [...]
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...
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...
This past weekend during the conclusion of TUF 16 inside the the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre discussed issues surrounding his...
Nick Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie took to twitter today to proclaim the much-anticipated fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Gracie protege Nick Diaz is happening.
Cesar Gracie @CesarGracieBJJ
@ufc@DiazBrothers209 Nick Diaz vs GSP is on!
While Dana White hinted earlier that he was looking at a March 16th date in GSP’s hometown of Montreal for the proposed...
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...