Georges St-Pierre Says Nick Diaz Made a “Mistake”, by Not Fighting Anderson Silva at a Catchweight
By FCF Staff
Georges St-Pierre knows very well how tough Nick Diaz is, but the former welterweight champ believes the veteran fighter has made a mistake, by agreeing to fight Anderson Silva at 185 pounds.
Silva and Diaz will meet in the main event of UFC 183, which will take place on January 31st. Recently St-Pierre appeared on Chael Sonnen’s podcast, “You’re Welcome“, and weighed in on the upcoming fight.
Here is some of what GSP reportedly had to say about the highly anticipated match-up (quotes via MMA Fighting.com):
“To tell you the truth, I would maybe favor Diaz if the fight had been at a catchweight,” St-Pierre said.“Because if it is a five-round, Diaz is a very durable fighter. I have seen him in a lot of trouble and he is very, very hard to finish.”
“Now it is different because it is in Anderson Silva’s weight class,” St-Pierre added. “Which I believe Diaz made a mistake at accepting that fight at 185 instead of, I think he should have made a catchweight would have been more fair.”
The Tristar fighter also added that he believes Diaz has a better chance of winning the fight, if he takes into the later rounds. Diaz and St-Pierre fought in March, 2013, and the latter worked his way to a unanimous decision victory.
For some time, GSP was repeatedly asked about the possibility of fighting Silva, but the Canadian argued he would have to pack on a considerable amount of weight if he were to do so.
St-Pierre has yet to confirm whether he will return to the UFC, after announcing he was taking a break from fighting last year.