If you told someone this time last year that Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz II would happen, and possibly before 2016 ended, some strange looks would have been thrown your way. But, based off recent comments GSP has made, it looks like this has a chance of happening?
If you’re a GSP fan, then you know the Canadian star is planning to return to the UFC. Although the fighter says he’s needs a new contract before he’ll fight again, GSP has entered USADA’s drug testing program and recently completed a test training camp.
As a result, there’s been a lot of talk about who St-Pierre might face in his comeback scrap. GSP expressed an interest in fighting Michael Bisping, and new welterweight champ Tyron Woodley wants to fight him. In a more recent interview with MMA Fighting, however, St-Pierre was asked about facing Diaz again. The former welterweight reportedly stated that it’s “very possible”. GSP also noted:
“I beat him, but there was a lot of animosity,” St-Pierre said. “I didn’t feel I fought well that fight. He says I poisoned him and all that kind of stuff. Whatever. He has very good excuses. Even myself, I could make excuses, but I’m not that type of guy. Trust me when I say I didn’t fight as well as I wanted to and it would be fun to do it again.”
How about that? The comments are particularly interesting since St-Pierre has also said that the “stars are aligned” for him to return on December 10th, at UFC 206 in Toronto.
Of course, some hurdles still remain: 1) GSP still needs to reach a new deal with the UFC, and all this is going on while Dana White continues to insist that St-Pierre isn’t as motivated to fight as he once was. 2) the UFC would need to get Diaz to sign off on the bout. Chances are that would involve some negotiating…
Diaz and St-Pierre fought in 2013, and the latter won the fight via unanimous decision.