70-497 MA0-100 HP2-B84 TB0-106 HP2-K01 HP2-H09 HP2-Z04 C2180-377 1Z0-272 000-M80 A2030-283 00M-648 MB2-634 000-R15 646-205 000-782 MSC-122 P2050-006 650-026 000-N34 642-845 HP2-Z20 M2180-660 70-622 646-003 070-315 C2010-578 HP2-B46 000-654 ST0-072 250-314 C2180-607 EC1-350 COG-645 000-028 HP2-K16 LOT-848 070-561 000-209 070-226 920-136 922-109 98-366 070-639 920-139 000-733 JN0-531 646-227 ASC-091 HP2-E27 000-218 E20-495 HIO-201 P_HCMTM_64 000-228 BH0-004 HP0-P21 A01-250 GB0-190-English P2090-095 070-668J HP0-S23 070-632 JN0-350 310-027 LOT-927 156-715.70 ST0-058 COG-480 C2090-619 1Z0-212 70-665J 646-229 1Z0-226 646-230 N10-005 70-685 UM0-401 C2140-137 P2080-034 132-S-911 HP3-C29 070-521 HP0-M15 HP2-T24 70-542-Csharp HIT-001 NS0-504 000-702 1Z0-519 050-632 A2090-550 000-M221 HP2-H20 1D0-435 1Z0-040 642-352 A2180-189 000-706 70-561-Csharp
After Weeks Of Rumor, The Official Announcement Of Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz Could Only Be Days Away | Fighters.com

After Weeks Of Rumor, The Official Announcement Of Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz Could Only Be Days Away

Recommend to your friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time as an MMA fan, it’s that Dana White doesn’t like letting his fighters fight anywhere else if he’s got them under contract. It seemed as if Strikeforce kingpin Nick Diaz would be one of the rare exceptions to that rule, with a highly-debated upcoming debut as a professional boxer scheduled soon. That is, unless the UFC was willing to give Nick Diaz a fight against UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. And you’ll never believe this, fans and friends”¦ but that’s supposedly going to happen. Read on for all the details.

After weeks of rumor, MMA Weekly is reporting that a deal to face the Strikeforce Welterweight Champion against the UFC Welterweight Champion is imminent, and could be announced in the next few days. According to their report, the fight is a near-certainty.

Nick Diaz has always been thought of as a potential huge threat to Georges St. Pierre, but with the nature of promotion vs. promotion super-fights, especially when champions are involved, it was expected that this fantasy fight would remain a fantasy for the foreseeable future.

If both Strikeforce and the UFC have found a way to cut through what must have been an avalanche of red tape to get this fight signed, I’d like to applaud both promotions right now. This fight is definitely in my top 5 fantasy fights, in fact, it’s hovering at #3 and sometimes even at #2.

I honestly think that you can no longer deny that both Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre have ran out of competition. You can hate Nick Diaz all you want, and at one point in time I absolutely loathed him, but you can’t argue with results. Nick Diaz is a very, very, very controversial man”¦ but he’s also the most-dominant champion in Strikeforce history. And that’s not hype talking: no one, not a single fighter from Heavyweight to Lightweight, has successfully defended a Strikeforce championship as many times as Nick Diaz has.

The same goes for Georges St. Pierre: with this latest win over Jake Shields, I fully believe that GSP has surpassed Matt Hughes as the most dominant UFC Welterweight fighter of all time. Say what you will about his apparent lack of finishing ability, but I’ve always been impressed with Georges St. Pierre. Only the absolute best of the best can go into a fight against a high-ranked opponent and make it look like the guy doesn’t belong in the same cage with him. Georges St. Pierre is one of those fighters.

I’ve been hoping that this match-up would happen for so long that I honestly don’t want to believe that it’s happening. I’m a huge fan of both men, and I think this would be an amazing fight. But not only that, this will open the floodgates: with the precedent set, we should and I don’t doubt that we will demand more “Strikeforce vs. UFC” championship fights. I look forward to seeing the official announcement of this fight, because if it happens, it’s going to be a whole new ballgame. And again, that’s not hype talking.

And if you want my opinion, fans and friends? Georges St. Pierre is Superman and Nick Diaz is going to be his kryptonite. Nick is going to be able to keep the fight standing, and even if it does get to the floor, he’s going to not let GSP grind him down over five rounds. And if Georges St. Pierre wants to test his striking against Nick Diaz, the only real thing that’ll get tested is GSP’s chin. And it’s going to fail.

But what about you, fans and friends? Let’s get some debate going. Do you think this fight will happen? And if it does, who do you see winning it?


Recommend to your friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Fighters App

Fighters Mobile Apps

Stay on top of the hottest stories and exclusive interviews from the world of MMA with the Fighters.com mobile apps.

Get Apps Now!