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One of the most anticipated welterweight title fights in recent memory takes place next Saturday as welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre takes on former Strikeforce 170lb champ Nick Diaz in what can only be considered a grudge match. The bad blood between these two world-class fighters is no secret and they would like nothing better than to prove to the world that they could defeat the other. St-Pierre has even gone so far as to request this particular match-up when other contenders like Johny Hendricks were arguably more logical options.
The champ claims to have significantly changed his training, focusing instead on adding new weapons to his already well-rounded game.
“I changed a lot of things in my training and the way I do things,” St-Pierre said in the UFC pre-fight interview, “I’m having more fun now and learning new skills and new tools to put in my arsenal. I think it’s going to pay off and I think it’s going to be good. I’m taking the fight where I want it to be.”
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Georges St-Pierre is seen as one of the more stoic figures in UFC, a stone-like facade he shed minutes into a conference call with reporters to promote next weekend's UFC 158.
"Let me tell you something, you uneducated fool," St-Pierre scolded his fiery opponent, Nick Diaz, during Thursday's call.
There's been plenty of speculation as to whether Diaz could...
No more Mr. Nice Guy. Typically overly polite UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre (pictured) has been forced to go to a “dark place,” and it’s all because of Nick Diaz.
Plenty was said during Thursday’s epic conference call – mostly by Diaz, so some of his tangents made sense, while other part of his rants were contradictory. After re-sifting through 45 minutes of...
Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz had an intense media call leading up to their UFC 158 fight. Read about what was said on the call.
Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre – the fight we’ve been clamoring for since BJ Penn was coming off of a win (God, that was so long ago). Originally slated to go down at UFC 137 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend of 2011, one of the strangest switcheroos in recent memory was pulled and we were left with a sidelined and injured GSP out of the fight and a media...
The bad news, the injury bug has taken a bite out of next Saturday’s “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” lineup. The good news, none of the card’s significant scraps are affected.
On Wednesday morning, the UFC announced an undisclosed injury has forced Yves Jabouin out of his bantamweight brawl with Johnny Eduardo. The preliminary bout was slotted to stream live on Facebook.
photo via ufc.com
Nick Diaz thinks Georges St. Pierre is crazy. Why not fight Anderson Silva when you've had every opportunity. This is what Diaz believes separates him from Georges. Nick has been doing this since he was a kid, and he's calling out the top guys. How did Georges become a top guy though? Well, he must've beat the top guys, right? St. Pierre has faced every...