After his win at UFC 137, Nick Diaz will be next in line to fight UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. UFC president Dana White announced the news during the post-fight press conference.
Georges St-Pierre apparently “flipped out” with White after hearing Diaz in the octagon after his win. The fight is likely to happen Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.
St-Pierre was orignally supposed to face Carlos Condit this weekend before suffering an MCL sprain. Condit has “agreed” to give up his current shot so the Diaz vs. St-Pierre fight can happen. Condit’s agent, Malki Kawa, had this to say about the decision: “Last I checked ‘carlos is the harder fight.’ So I guess now [GSP will] fight Nick. Wasn’t our choice and def not happy about it, BUT it is what it is, and we’ll figure some things out. In the mean time, I’m sure [Dana White] is going to make it worth his while ;)”
Carlos Condit will still fight on the Super Bowl weekend card and will have the next title shot if he wins that fight according to White.
Pictured: Nick Diaz via UFC.com