Georges St-Pierre probably didn't give Nick Diaz the worst beating he's ever seen as promised.
But it was still a victory -- and an overwhelming one at that -- as St-Pierre defended the welterweight title he's held since 2008 with a unanimous decision (50-45 on all three cards) at UFC 158 early Sunday morning.
"He did a great job promoting the fight," St-Pierre said in his post-fight broadcast interview. "He's good. Nick Diaz is a good guy. Give some applause for Nick Diaz."
St-Pierre had Diaz on his back within the opening seconds of the first round, where he kept Diaz a large portion of the five-round fight at Bell Center. That's also where they finished as St-Pierre struck Diaz repeatedly before the clock expired.
The bout capped weeks' worth of barbs between the two camps.
The usually reserved St-Pierre was put on the defensive as Diaz's verbal onslaught attacked everything from St-Pierre's apparel, to his upbringing, to whether he's on steroids.
St-Pierre, who denied ever...