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Nick Diaz, not Carlos Condit, will face Georges St. Pierre next

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.


  • MickeyC says:

    Sucks for Carlos. Somthing tells me Dana probably tossed him some compinsation. Wonder if we will see carlos and koz or fitch in the next cople months.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    From the sound of it this was more GSP being worked into demanding the fight, something Sonnen tried against silva recently, and it worked. Get ready to see a lot more of this kind of stuff. On another note I think this will be awesome and with 7 rounds to work as long as Diaz ddoesnt get stopped by cuts it should be awesome.

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  • twodragunns says:

    Condit will be taken care of over stepping aside and I welcome this fight because I know Georges is going to unload everything on Diaz and destroy him. Then Nick can brag about being “not the best” MMA fighter in the 170 division.

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  • FightFan313 says:

    George always gets a second wind, refering to BJ GSP 1. If Diaz can fight off the take down this could be a loss for Gsp but, it can easily be the other way around and it would be Diaz retiring.

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  • Kamakosmo says:

    “……I think this will be awesome and with 7 rounds to work as long as…..”

    Huh? Did I miss something? Championship fights are now 7 rounds?

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  • elkymbo says:

    I call shenanigans!

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  • Guthookd says:

    It’s bullshit, but it doesn’t matter.

    I don’t think either one of them is going to beat GSP. Nick being first is fine I suppose, as long as they give the next shot to Carlos Condit.

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  • MCM says:

    When are people going to realize that title shots are given to the flavor of the moment and not the most deserving. Lesnar got a title shot on a 2-1 record (1-1 in the UFC). Penn was given his first title shot with 0 WW fights, and received every other WW title fight (3) with only having one once in the division. Meanwhile, Fitch can’t lose and still isn’t given a shot. Machida’s getting a shot having gone 1-2 in his last three, Maia got a shot one fight removed for a KO loss, Diaz got his original shot with a losing UFC record and 1 win over a top 15 fighter. People may not like it but talking tough and garnering a lot of attention will get you almost as far in the fight game as actually wining. Fuck belts. SF, Bellator, UFC, they’re all useless.
    Just put on exciting fights and I’ll be happy.

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