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.