Georges St-Pierre Says Nick Diaz is No. 1 Contender, Addresses Anderson Silva Talk (Video)

December 21, 2012
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Georges St-Pierre (UFC 158)UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre makes no bones about why he wants to fight Nick Diaz, it’s the biggest fight that makes sense for him right now.

Does he feel sorry for Johny Hendricks? Yes, he does. But GSP believes that Diaz — despite coming off of a loss and drug suspension — deserves the shot at his belt, as well, that he is the No. 1 contender; but more importantly, he believes it is the fight that fans want to see him fight.

He can’t split himself in half and fight everyone that wants a shot at him, but St-Pierre did take time to address a superfight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and whether or not he is afraid to fight the widely regarded top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

  • Corey

    And proof Canadians are just as retarded as Americans (Well close, no one is that dumb. Unless your a Diaz fan.).
    GSP trying to prove what has been proven before, a good wrestler can beat a useless, over hyped Diaz.
    Cue all the Idiots talking about how Diaz has a chance, Just because they have a hard on and don’t have the guts to come out of the closest yet. Bleacher Report anyone?

    • Maddawgmar

      Didn’t you know Dana is on the Canadian stars nuts. GSP gets Diaz rather than a more legit challenge. And Rory get to fight Carlos on his own turf, again, even though Carlos smashed him.

      • drkdisciple

        smashed him? where , when , how? Rory was 10 seconds away from winning that fight!

    • Diaz101

      dude youre retarded shut the fxck up and step in the octagon…pussy

    • Yannick Messaoud

      all the planet is retarded we will all turn into flesh eating zombies.

  • Rob

    George has earned the rite to pick one fight with who he wants. If Hendricks goes out and gets another knock out I guarantee he will get a bigger pay day when he does fight George than if he was George’s opponent in March. But, as Dana White has said Hendricks is in no position to demand anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammy.joe.315 Sammy Joe

    Gsp scared of Hendricks dodging him

  • Maddawgmar

    As the champ you can request the fight. Sure. But you don’t get to pick who is the number 1 contender. Diaz is not the number one contender Hendricks is. Matter of fact Diaz is the number 4 WW at best. And if he loses to GSP, he’ll fall out of the top five period. So I say to Hendricks, you deserve the fight, but are owed nothing in this sport. Go out there and destroy Ellenberger and your chance will come. And If GSP opts for Silva after whoop someone else’s ass.

    • Sir_Roy

      Agreed.

  • Easy fight

    GSP taking the easer fight.. Trying prolong his “legacy”, your not Anderson.

  • b-soc

    Hmmmm. Let me think. Should I take the harder fight which will bring me less money or will I take the easier fight which will make me extremely rich!! Boy, tough decision!!!! LOLOL

    • Sir_Roy

      Lol. Right?

    • drkdisciple

      Both fights are easy. GSP wins a decision against either one of them…..but as you wrote more money on fighting DIAZ.

  • Shaggy

    As a GSP fan, I find this embarrassing. Message to Hendricks – act like an uneducated thug, talks all kinds of stupid crap and show no respect for the sport. Thanks to Dana and GSP, this is the only sure way to get a title shot. Whenever Hendricks does get his shot, I will be cheering for him. Maybe he can bring respect back to this sport.

    • Aaron

      It works across all weight classes. Trash talk gets you title shots, Sonnen is the prime example.

    • MuayThaiFood

      You’re thanking the wrong people….thank the fans. The same fans that brought us Sonnen vs Jones.

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    It’s not like GSP and Diaz don’t have unfinished business. GSP is pissed and wants this fight. He’s not afraid of Hendricks, b/c that fight will eventually have to happen if he beats Ellenberger and if he doesn’t he’ll have another top contender on his hands with someone else. Man the guy ask for a fight against a tough top level fighter and all of a sudden he’s afriad and dodging people, he can’t win with you fans.

  • William Hicks

    Can you get rid of these stupid adverts mmaweekly, you sell out suckers of satan’s phallus. It’s acceptable to have a couple of ad banners, but to put these crappy ad videos that play loudly in the background is just plain annoying. Time to look for another mma site to get my info. Douchebags.

  • Gogop

    Why the hate always? I wasn’t supporting Diaz after the Condit fight, but he is the one i want to see GSP fight the most. Diaz is a more thechnical, more interesting and altogether better fighter then Hendricks. What’s left after the 1st punch? split decisions.. he ain’t catching gsp no matter what people think. The Diaz fight is much hype! go GSP

    • fanatix

      rightly put! Its time for the Diaz fight, very smart on Gsp’s part, two birds with one stone: put Diaz in his place while he’s still hot and build up Hendricks with yet an other “scared” polemic. This card could be the stuff of legends if it leaves up to its potential! PLEASE let GSP and Diaz stand up!! Im pumped!

  • fight_night

    This is horrible. GSP fighting a guy that really is not even a top 5 UFC Welterwieght. I know he has lots of fans, but seriously, who has he beat? Over a year ago he beat an old out of shape 155lb BJ Penn and clearly lost to Condit. Hendricks in the past year beat Fitch, Koscheck, and Kampmann. I think that Koscheck fight could have gone for Kos, but regardless, the judges saw it for Hendricks. There is no way Diaz should get a shot or even has half a chance of winning. It will be as ugly as the Henderson-Nate Diaz fight we just watched.

  • GoNoles

    gsp is a stoner

    • Sir_Roy

      You say GSP is a stoner in a thread pertaining to GSP vs. Diaz?

      GSP is the stoner here? Really?? You’re just ducky.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    GSP is giving all the signs and body language of a liar here. He’s oblviosly nervous here because of the ******** leaving his mouth. Very simple GSP, fight the No. 1 contender.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    He hopes Diaz doesn’t do anything crazy before the fight because then Hendricks would fill in.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    Don’t pay for this fight.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    GSP believes Nick Diaz is the No. 1 contender. What planet are you living on? I think the 3rd round head kick he took from Condit must have done some brain damage.

  • Sir_Roy

    GSP took the smart fight folks. Get off it already. He’d have to be stupid to choose Hendricks over Diaz – and if the UFC didn’t agree, you can be damn sure he’d be fighting Hendricks.

    First and foremost, there’s way, way more PPV money in a Diaz / GSP fight. Give the guy a break. Would you throw away a few million dollars more bank if you could help it? Right. Didn’t think so. And yes, we’re talking a few millions more in GSP’s pocket with Diaz’s name on the card.

    That, and I’d rather see GSP fight a superior Jake Shields than another Koscheck. And yes, these are essentially our choices folks when you boil it down.

    The Diaz fight is significantly more interesting as I see Diaz as a better version of Jake Shields in all save wrestling (not like that matters as Jake’s wrestling couldn’t do crap against Georges anyway). BJJ and striking are both superior to Jake (striking far, far more dangerous). If GSP stands, he’s in significantly more danger, if he takes him down the threat is just as high for a submission as it was with Jake … if not more so.

    Hendricks, on the other hand, has better wrestling than Diaz and bigger knockout power. So did Koscheck though – and he couldn’t land it. Not even close. So yeah, I see Hendricks as another GSP vs Koscheck fight. Only switch the funky hairdo for an equally funky beard. Really is a similar fight. Don’t know why folks are crying about missing it.

  • DamianCross

    Ok, the champ wants the fight, he gets the fight. We’ll watch it.

    But if Diaz misses another press conference and it gets cancelled, STRIP GSP OF THE TITLE.

    • jeremy

      so you want to strip GSP of hiss title if Diaz miss a press conference? thats the stupidest and most backwards thing i have ever heard. If Diaz misses anything he should get cut.. its not GSP’ss fault

      • DamianCross

        He made the fight, he pays the price for it.

  • shmaky

    **** you GSP you should do what’s right and fight Hendricks. I just lost all respect for you.

  • Yannick Messaoud

    Transalation i know i cannot beat Silva, i am afraid i go with the easy fight dopped up Diaz, i promised that i would come back and be different i promised i would put on a exciting fight but i am still the same old GSP the king of decisions, Silva will knock me out and i know it.

    • Yannick Messaoud

      Give Hendricks is due GSP he should be the next in line. That i will pay to see. He is going to challenge GSP like no one else.

  • Aaron

    GSP should just stop making excuses. It would be better if he just said, “I hate the guy, I’ve disliked him for a year and a half now, and couldn’t fight him. Now, I can fight him, so I want to beat him up.” Everyone knows that’s what he’s thinking, stop denying it and making stuff up to make it look like everyone wants this fight, just be honest, REALLY from the bottom of your heart.

  • Fightfan

    Love how everyone on here thinks Nick has no chance. Jonny has a bunch of flash ko’s, he’ll get his chance soon enough. He isn’t close to being as relevant in the fight game as Diaz. This is a superfight imo. Diaz will give gsp a run for his money. Funny how everyone hates on Diaz, but wouldnt call him a bitch if they were face to face. Its fighting, anything can happen on any night when u step in the cage. Cant wait to see what u all say when Nick takes out George. Talkin all that smack about Diaz fans, while all u waiting ur chance to suck off george. Smhh

  • Bogdan

    We all know that Nick is true Champion ! Dana and UFC are trying for years to destroy Nicks carrer !

  • Crashman

    Its SO dam funny, people are so hypocritical, not 7 months ago or 8 right around when GSP blew out his knee, there was 10 thousand Diaz fans calling GSP a chicken, scared, “wont step up ” blah blah, then we get the Benson vs Jr Diaz fight and watch Bendo take him down and turn his face into hamburger, and SUDDENLY nobody has faith in older brother anymore. I find it hilarious that they watched their “homeboy” who’d stand and trade with anyone, suddenly get taken down at will and beat up EVERYWHERE, now nobody is showing Nate any confidence at all. I find it so completely hilarious , you guys need to stand by your fighters, but we all know that GSP’s ground game surpasses anyone in the UFC, and nobody has any faith that Diaz will stop it, and are afraid all that smack talk is going to blow up in his face, .. I will be the first to post lots of laughter in ALL the Blogs about Diaz ..thats for sure.

  • TOP DOG WOOF

    WTF HAPPENED to my last post???

  • TOP DOG WOOF

    LOWER wt. class calls out heavier class NOT the other way round…Anyone “pushing” GSP to fight SILVA is not a fan of the sport . Is this UFC or a ******** CIRCUS!? GSP is the best thing to happen to UFC and I hope wise enough to not sabotage his own fantastic carreer.Hendricks will get his chance. Time to shut up DIAZ.

  • FightFan83

    I used to be a GSP fan but I have lost a lot of respect for him since he seems to just want to take easy fights. He knows Nick Diaz will be an easier fight then Hendricks that’s the only reason he wants Diaz. Hendricks has KO power and good wrestling and beat a lot of big names to deserve the shot. As for Anderson Silva, GSP always seems to find any excuse he can to avoid that fight as well.