UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre may respect rival Nick Diaz’s talents but he certainly doesn’t appreciate the controversial Californian’s approach to sportsmanship. St-Pierre had a chance to channel his dark place this afternoon and address Diaz when both participated in a conference call with media to talk about their upcoming tilt on March 16 in Montreal at UFC 158.
Four of the event’s other featured fighters also joined in on the fun in the form of Nate Marquardt, Jake Ellenberger, Carlos Condit, and Johny Hendricks, plus UFC President Dana White made an appearance.
As usual, Five Ounces of Pain was on the line and relaying highlights back to our readers as things unfolded in real time.
Read below for the juicy bits:
Georges St-Pierre-I’ve fought disrespectful opponents before Nick is nothing new, I never tweet I’m not into social media, I’m not thinking about Anderson Silva I’m focused on Diaz, I started from the bottom and I’ve worked very hard to get where I’m at, I don’t think Nick is smart enough to understand. Nick Diaz is a fool and I am not afraid of him.
Nick Diaz- I’m demanding attention, I feel Georges knows I deserves this position, I don’t get enough recognition, I want more media attention, like Nike deals and red carpet events, I’m only disrespectful because I want acknowledgment, I feel disrespected that I’m not important, I don’t care about GSP’s dark side, he knows where the fuck I comes from, I’m ready to fight, I’m training smarter, I wants to fight 85 lb. champ and 55 lb. champ and be in the P4P rankings, GSP has camera crews powdering his nose and people living his life for him, I do everything on my own, people want to see MMA not people holding, I don’t wear short shorts, GSP is talking shit and is out of line, I don’t think he deserves to get beat down, some soccer mom calls me out and at a red light saying I hope GSP beat’s my ass, everyone hates me.
Johny Hendricks-I don’t take people down I use my wrestling to keep the fight standing and use my power, I’m not looking past Condit if I do he will beat me.
Carlos Condit- Nick will pose problems, but Georges will win.
Jake Ellenberger- Did not speak..
Nate Marquardt- Did not speak..
Dana White – Nick Diaz is one of a kind.
The call consisted of Nick and Georges doing most of the taking, a lot of swearing on Nick’s end, an intense, entertaining argument between the two.