Georges St-Pierre’s head coach Firas Zahabi has said that should his fighter opt to remain in the welterweight division that Nick Diaz would be the most deserving of facing him for the UFC welterweight championship.
“I think Diaz is the guy who deserves it most,” said Zahabi. “His fight with Carlos [Condit] was so close. Who knows? People judge it both ways.”
While Zahabi maintains that current number one contender Johny Hendricks is also very deserving of a shot against his man Georges, Diaz has done more to earn that fight.
“Diaz is the guy who is the Strikeforce champion. He climbed up the ladder all the way. Johny deserves it very much, but Diaz has been there longer and done more fights and has bigger wins.”
The only problem here lies in that Diaz is currently suspended until Feb. 4th for testing positive for marijuana metabolites. He is also coming off a unanimous decision loss to recent title challenger Carlos Condit at UFC 143, and as such the UFC brass would find it difficult to justify him getting a shot ahead of Johny Hendricks who has won his last five fights.
A fight with Diaz would surely be a massive PPV event, although it is still clear that the UFC are favoring making the GSP/Silva superfight next year, rather than allow GSP to remain and defend his welterweight title.
Either way, whether St-Pierre fights Hendricks, Diaz or Silva next, MMA fans are in for a treat without a doubt.