Georges St-Pierre Opens as Solid Favorite Over Nate Diaz in Potential UFC 227 Showdown

Georges St-Pierre may still have a lot of questions to answer about dropping all the way down from middleweight to lightweight inside a year, but those concerns won’t affect his status as a favorite going into a potential showdown with Nate Diaz.

On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White revealed that the promotion is currently working on a fight that would see St-Pierre drop down to 155 pounds for a matchup against former title contender Nate Diaz at UFC 227 in August.

While the fight is far from official, St-Pierre has teased a move down to lightweight in the past and facing someone like Diaz could then potentially set up an even more lucrative fight against Conor McGregor down the road.

While St-Pierre has never fought as low as lightweight before and despite the fact that he’s currently out of action dealing with a bout of ulcerative colitis, the odds makers at Bovada still believe he would be a heavy favorite to defeat Diaz.

The opening lines on the fight see St-Pierre at -200 over Diaz at +160 as the underdog, which would make the former welterweight and middleweight champion a 2-to-1 favorite in the fight.

Obviously those lines could shift dramatically if the fight actually becomes official.

For now let the speculation begins as the UFC continues to hammer out a deal where they hope to see St-Pierre make his lightweight debut against Diaz on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles.