Georges St-Pierre Wants Nick Diaz Next, Cesar Gracie Happy it’s ‘Finally Happening’

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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has asked Dana White to let him fight Nick Diaz next, the UFC president told reporters on Thursday.

Despite Johny Hendricks working his way up to what many believe is No. 1 welterweight contender status, White said that the GSP-Diaz bout is likely the 170-pound title fight the company will make next.

Diaz’s manager, Cesar Gracie, spoke with GRACIEMAG.com‘s Erin Herle and said that fans’ desire to see this fight outweighs the judges’ decision from Diaz’s bout with Carlos Condit last February.

“I’m very happy that Nick is finally going to be able to fight GSP,” Gracie told GRACIEMAG.com on Thursday afternoon. “It shows the fans have more power than the corrupt judges.”

Diaz and Condit fought to a close split decision, with “The Natural Born Killer” getting the nod at UFC 143. The loss prompted Diaz to say he’s walking away from the sport, but recent reports show that he’s changed his mind.

St-Pierre is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Condit at UFC 154 last month. Following the fight, GSP was questioned about a potential super-fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but the 170-pound champ downplayed the fight from taking place any time soon. Additional reports claimed GSP would take the fight for $50 million, but he later denied that on a recent radio interview.

As for Hendricks, White added that the fighter doesn’t want to wait around, and he will have another fight while the GSP-Diaz bout is worked out.

No timetable was given St-Pierre and Diaz to meet.

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  2. Philip Gagnon at 11:47 pm

    Makes sense. Diaz obviously got him pretty pissed off and GSP wants to put a hurting on him before bulking up for a fight with Silva. If he puts on muscle, it would be awhile before he cuts back down to a manageable size for another welterweight fight. I think he will beat Diaz up because of his superior strength and wrestling, but it will be a great fight.

  3. Jason Dow at 10:06 pm

    considering Condit is physically stronger than Diaz and has a more active guard and he still couldn't beat GSP, I really don't see any way Diaz can do it. GSP will take him down at leisure and beat on him. I doubt he'll finish the fight, but he'll win a unanimous decision. As far as "catch while their cold" Hendricks, I think he's got power but is a vastly over-rated fighter who will fight Condit next and lose convincingly. Thankfully we will not have to hear him anymore after that.

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