It’s the fight everyone wants to see and, if Georges Saint-Pierre’s quotes are anything to go by, it looks like it could be happening sooner rather than later.
With Nick Diaz finally set to return to the Octagon after and an 18-month suspension, and GSP also set to come out of retirement, a fight between the pair is now being touted as a real possibility.
Having recently defeated Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title, Tyron Woodley is also pushing for a bout with either of the two men, with both now seen as the real money players in the 170 lbs division.
However, it seems that a fight between Diaz and GSP would certainly draw the most fan interest and as such, it would not at all be surprising if the UFC booked the fight before Woodley gets a shot at either.
Speaking to Bloody Elbow this week, Saint-Pierre explained how is starting the USADA process in order to make his UFC return, while also making some fascinating comments regarding a potential rematch with Nick Diaz.
The two first locked horns at UFC 158 back in 2013 and there has certainly been no love lost between the pair ever since. Diaz recently accused the Canadian of taking some form of performance enhancing drugs in the build up to their first encounter and, speaking to Bloody Elbow, GSP has now said that he would comfortably beat Diaz should a rematch be set up.
Check out Saint-Pierre’s intriguing comments in full below;
“I beat him last time easily, but I was not happy — it’s one of these fights that I’m not happy with because I didn’t feel like I gave enough, for different reasons. It left me angry that fight, when I look back at it — maybe I won, but for some reason it left me angry and I feel like I could have done so much better.”
“I don’t care if it’s the first (fight), or second, or third, if they want me to fight Nick Diaz it would be my pleasure. I don’t mind, I am not afraid of Nick Diaz, I beat him last time, and I’ll beat him even worse, I’ll beat him way worse next time that I’ll fight him.”
“It seems to me to me like it’s Nick Diaz that is running for another shot at me. I wouldn’t mind, I’m not afraid of Nick Diaz, I’ll tell you. I am telling you right now. If it’s what the fans want to see, I’m in.”