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GSP ready to battle Nick Diaz at UFC 143

“Where you at, Georges? Where you at, mother***er?” That’s how it all started, with Nick Diaz calling out Georges St. Pierre, after Diaz defeated BJ Penn at UFC 137.

Originally, St. Pierre was supposed to take on Nick Diaz for this event, but he was replaced by Carlos Condit after not showing up to two media events. Then, less than two weeks before the fight, GSP injured his medial collateral ligament in his knee and was forced to drop out of UFC 137 altogether. His fight with Condit was rescheduled for February on Superbowl weekend. But after Diaz’s comments, GSP made it clear he wasn’t waiting.

“I don’t think Georges is hurt. I think he’s scared.” Diaz added to his statement above.

GSP sitting in the audience, looked less than impressed, but didn’t let the words get to him. He calmly stated his feelings calling Diaz, “the most disrespectful human being I’ve ever met. I’m going to put the worst beating you’ve ever seen on him in the UFC.”

And within an hour after the show, St. Pierre told Dana White that he wanted to fight Diaz before Condit. Their bout is now scheduled for February 4th at UFC 143.

The always calm and collected GSP spoke of his upcoming fight this past Sunday in downtown Montreal stating;

“I truly believe Diaz deserves the fight. He’s a fight that I want, and a fight that everybody wants to see. Let’s do it.”

As for Diaz calling him out with some choice words, George’s doesn’t think much of it, it’s just business.

“It’s always the same thing. It doesn’t change anything for me,” said St-Pierre “They can say whatever, they can try to get into my head. I’m going to stay the same.”

As of this past week, Georges says he’s now back to being 100% and has gone back to training two weeks ago. He also said that he expects to begin his training for UFC 143 in another two weeks.

It was noted that when St. Pierre returns to the cage in February, it will have been almost year since his last match, against Jake Shields at UFC 129. ‘Rush’ says he isn’t concerned though.

“It’s not going to be an issue, I’m going to be good to go. My workout is more tough than the fight.”

Overall, Georges doesn’t seem to worried about the bout.

“He’s fought very well, but I know I have his number. I will beat him.”


*Source: Montreal Gazette

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