In a few days the time for actions to speak louder than words will arrive along with UFC 158 where welterweights Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz can finally settle their deep-seeded score with the added intrigue of it being a title-defense for GSP. The two have had a number of negative things to say about one another leading up to their headliner with things culminating in a profanity-laced conference call last week.
However, besides being a grudge match, the bout also pits two of the MMA’s elite 170-pounders against one another. Diaz is 26-8 with wins in eleven of his last twelve tilts, while the 23-2 St-Pierre is considered to be the #2 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.
Based in part on Diaz’s focus keeping him at the gym and away from cameras/microphones, the build to their scrap on Saturday night was whittled down to a Countdown special recently made available for online viewing. The video also provides a look at two other welterweight wars ready to be waged this weekend in the form of fights featuring Jake Ellenberger-Nate Marquardt and Carlos Condit-Johny Hendricks.
Check out the UFC 158 Countdown below:
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