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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Georges St-Pierre Says Fight With Nate Diaz is “Not Worth It”

Georges St-Pierre (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Recently Dana White relayed that the UFC was hoping to book a bout between Nate Diaz and Georges St-Pierre, but the latter’s decided the fight doesn’t make sense.

White reported earlier this month that the promotion was interested in having GSP fight Diaz, and that they wanted to have it take place at UFC 227, August 4th. Diaz, however, responded by accusing the UFC of selling “wolf tickets”, and St-Pierre of using steroids, when he defeated Nate’s brother Nick in 2013.

Well, St-Pierre appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast Wednesday, and the former welterweight and middleweight champ said the following about the proposed, Diaz fight (quote via MMA Fighting):

“I considered it,” St-Pierre said. “And I analyzed it, and I talked with Firas (Zahabi), with my trainer and everybody. We were all on the same page on that, it’s not worth it.

“Nate Diaz is an incredible fighter, very well-rounded. However, if you put yourself in my shoes, there’s nothing good that can come out of it except money, and money is not the only thing drives me. If I beat Nate Diaz decisively, most people will say, ‘Ah, he took an easy fight,’ or whatever. The critics will say, ‘He’s a bully. He fought a smaller guy.’ Maybe he’s not even smaller than me. A lot of 155er guys are bigger than me right now. He’s a big guy. He’s about the same size as me, but because I competed at 170 for most of my career, it will make me look bad…”

“If I win and it’s like a war, back and forth, people will say, ‘Ah, you suck.’ And if I get beat, oh my God, forget it. For my legacy, it’s the end of the world….”

St-Pierre returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2013 last November, and choked out Michael Bisping to win the 185 title. After the bout it was confirmed he had been battling ulcerative colitis, and St-Pierre vacated the title.

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