The crazy ride that is Nick Diaz‘ return to the UFC continues. Originally scheduled to face welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre for the title at UFC 137, Diaz was pulled from the fight and put in the co-main event against B.J. Penn after missing some media appearances. His title shot was given to Carlos Condit. When St. Pierre pulled out of the event with an injury, Diaz vs. Penn was bumped up to the main event while Condit would have to wait for his title shot.
At UFC 137, Diaz dominated Penn, winning a clear Unanimous Decision and retiring the Hawaiian legend. Following his victory, Diaz called out St. Pierre saying that the UFC welterweight king was “scared to fight him” and that claimed that he was faking an injury.
The comments upset St. Pierre and had him begging to fight Diaz. UFC president Dana White, who was adamant that Condit would get the next title shot no matter what happened at UFC 137, granted GSP’s request. Condit has agreed to step aside for Diaz, although his manager Malki Kawa states, “St. Pierre chose to fight Nick instead of Carlos.”
While no date has been announced for St. Pierre vs. Diaz, UFC is hoping to have the fight headline their Super Bowl weekend event.
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