Nick Diaz Gets The Next Shot at GSP; Carlos Condit Steps Aside

October 30, 2011
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Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz

Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz will get his shot to face Georges St-Pierre after all.

Following a dominant win over B.J. Penn at UFC 137, Nick Diaz has earned the next shot at the UFC welterweight title and will likely face GSP during Super Bowl weekend on Feb 4.

UFC President Dana White made the announcement at the post fight press conference.

“I’ve known GSP since 2004, he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. GSP flipped out tonight when Nick was in the ring. Nick needs motivation, he’s got it. He’s gonna fight GSP,” White stated.

“Carlos Condit has agreed to step aside. We’re hoping to do this Super Bowl weekend.”

A very happy Nick Diaz was more than happy to accept and promises St-Pierre a fight like he’s never seen before.

“There you go. I have to be that guy to get that fight. I have to be the bad guy,” Diaz stated.

As for St-Pierre, the world’s top welterweight is generally the coolest customer in the business, but Diaz has put a spur into him like no fighter ever has before.

“I’m going to give him an ass whooping like no one’s ever seen,” St-Pierre conveyed through UFC President Dana White.

Diaz was visibly beaten up after the fight with Penn so he will obviously have to get checked out and cleared, but assuming he’s healthy, he’ll get his chance to face Georges St-Pierre in the early part of 2012 in what could be one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history.

According to UFC President Dana White, Carlos Condit will also compete on the Super Bowl weekend card against another opponent. If successful, Condit will get the next shot at the UFC welterweight belt after Diaz.

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  • Diaz will win.

    • MrAdidas

      “Diaz will win” what?!? If you think Diaz has any chance after seing him blast BJ with everything he had for 15 mins (10 mins of it was barely challenged/defended, b/c BJ was gassed out AGAIN). After seeing Diaz land 178 punches & he still couldnt finish a dead tired BJ Penn, makes me laugh when I see people like you post such funny shit. BJ out boxed the “best boxer in all of MMA” in the 1st round & then BJ gassed out again & thats it – thats all. If BJ was able to do that to Diaz face in 1 Round & barely able to stand, then what do you think GSP is going to do to Diaz in 25 mins?!? Not only is Diaz fighting the #1 WW & top 2 P4P in the world, but Diaz is fighting an ANGRY GSP. Remember the last 3 Big Mouths who talked shit about GSP? Serra got his face smashed, along with his ribs. BJ Penn quit after GSP spanked him for 4 rounds & then there was Koscheck who got his face broke. We are going to see parts of the OLD GSP & we the fans are in for a “treat”, Diaz on the other hand might not enjoy it as much as us. BAHAHAHA

  • sb

    And here….we…go…!

  • RonnieV


  • afk

    condit vs ellenberger on the same card i bet

    • shakejunt

      not unless they’re pulling him from the diego fight. rumble maybe?

  • clizzark

    Diaz has little chance. GSP won’t gas out in the 2nd round like Penn did.

    • MrAdidas

      TY – Agreed! What would happen if BJ had GSP cardio?!?

  • kylesmith

    Dana White giveth. And Dana White taketh away.