If you thought it was somewhat odd when Dana White reported that they’re trying to book a bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz, well, the latter apparently agrees.
Last week, White raised eyebrows through the game, when he relayed they’re working on GSP – Diaz, and that he wanted to have it take place at UFC 227, August 4th. Since neither Diaz or St-Pierre have really talked about fighting each other, the news came as a surprise. Further, GSP has repeatedly talked about adding to his legacy during his comeback run, so, questions were raised as to how fighting Diaz would do that. Yes, the Stockton fighter is very dangerous, and he’s one of the biggest names in the sport, but he holds no belts and isn’t currently ranked in the top five.
Well, after White’s comments, Diaz argued the promotion’s selling “wolf tickets”, and he also accused GSP of using steroids, when he fought and defeated his brother Nick in 2013. Since Diaz made those comments via Facebook, MMA Junkie spoke with the star, and he repeated his accusation:
“Like I said (on Facebook), he cheated when he fought my brother , so I just had to bring up old sh-t because they’re trying to brush it off like it’s nothing,” Diaz said. “I got other sh-t to do, and it was just weird because we never even really talked about it.”
So, at this juncture, it does seem extremely unlikely that GSP – Diaz happens. Based off the reaction the proposed bout received, that probably doesn’t bother many people either.
But, the other question here is when and if we’ll see Diaz back in the Octagon. The outspoken fighter repeated that he’s interested in fighting, provided a compelling bout is tabled.
“What people don’t understand is that any fight I fight is going to be a money fight,” Diaz said. “I’m not waiting for anybody. I’m just waiting for a motherf-cker to do something. Let’s get a real fight going. I’m not going to be involved in no weak sh-t.”
Fair enough, but what does Diaz constitute as a “real fight”? Kevin Lee has called for a bout with him, and he’s ranked three spots ahead of Diaz at #5. The latter mentioned that there was an opponent he asked for but that it “fell through”. One would think it wasn’t Lee, since “The Motown Phenom” has been campaigning for that fight. Conor McGregor? All signs point to the UFC trying to make Khabib Nurmagomedov – McGregor go down.