The heat between Diaz and St-Pierre was immense after an initial meeting fell apart due to the former’s lackluster PR skills (i.e. he missed some press conferences and was removed from the rumble). Diaz made it a point to ruffle St-Pierre’s feathers after beating B.J. Penn, earning a title-fight despite having lost a controversial decision to Carlos Condit prior to the pairing. Though Diaz landed a few solid shots, he failed to back up his trash-talk and was unquestionably outpointed come the collision’s conclusion.
The MMA gods broke the mold when they crafted UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre out of a stringy Canadian kid whose brush with bullying put him on the path to becoming one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the Octagon. In addition to being supremely talented, St-Pierre works his tail off in the gym and remains exceptionally humble even as the millions keep piling up. Whittling GSP’s record down to a Top 10 where wins are concerned would be a disservice despite “Rush” only having 24 total victories. In that regard it’s time to take a look back at fifteen moments of past success from St-Pierre’s career. Whether he’ll add Johny Hendricks to the list after their showdown at UFC 167 remains to be seen… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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