UFC President Dana White was on the Jim Rome Show, and he told the story of the moment that lead to the UFC setting up the UFC 158: St-Pierre Vs Diaz main event bout between Champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz. A story we have never heard before.
Apparently the calling out continued the night Diaz beat BJ Penn at UFC 137. Back at the hotel, Diaz ran into the defending welterweight champion and was taunting him in the lobby. White explained, “Nobody has talked about this. I haven’t said anything about it, but at one of the fights, the one where he really starts calling Georges out, he was chasing Georges around the hotel and like yelling at him and stuff. Georges thought he was going to try to fight him in the hotel. He was just waiting for the elevator doors to open and see Nick Diaz… Like at the last fight where he said all that stuff after his last fight when he said all that stuff about Georges, he was really messing with Georges bad at the fight, like trying to fight him at the hotel. That really pissed Georges off.”
“I talked to GSP last week, he said ‘Dana, you have no idea what I’m going to do to this kid, I wanna make him retire,” White concluded.
The main event at UFC 158: St-Pierre Vs Diaz will feature a Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre Vs Nick Diaz to end the war of words once and for all. The world will know on Sunday morning who was able to back up their words, and who was not.