Georges St-Pierre was out of action for 19 months between his win over Jake Shields and his successful return against Carlos Condit last month at UFC 154, but he's looking to make a quick turnaround for his next bout.
According to UFC President Dana White, via MMAFighting.com, the UFC has offered GSP and Nick Diaz a bout against one another at UFC 158 in Montreal this March, though the fight has not been signed as of yet.
St-Pierre requested the Diaz fight after defeating Condit, as it was the fight he was initially supposed to have last October. Diaz had gotten under St-Pierre's skin with his trash talking, and the Welterweight Champ hasn't quite let it go. Diaz lost a decision to Condit in February for the Interim Welterweight Championship, and has been serving a suspension out of that bout due to a positive test for marijuana metabolites.
Johny Hendricks had hoped to get the next shot at St-Pierre, believing his knockout over Martin Kampmann moved him in line. However, given the close nature of the Diaz-Condit bout, St-Pierre's camp still wants to face off against him, leaving Hendricks on the outside looking in.
Yeah, all those Fitch GSP and GSP vs the PA guy(blonde hair dude) were sooo exciting to see wrestlers wrestling for 5 rounds. Sure there was a black eye or two... but really? I want to see Diaz and GSP because it would be something exciting to talk about. Either GSP does what we all think and shuts Diaz up for good... or he doesn't and then Hendricks gets him... KK?
Hendricks has been extremely impressive. His crazy power and great wrestling would give Fitch problems 10/10 times.
That said, the fight I want to see is GSP-Diaz. Diaz has a style that gives him a great chance against GSP. I think his overwhelming boxing style and ability to fight off his back will make this an interesting fight.
I'd still give GSP a 65% chance of winning.
I thought Dana promised that if GSP won his last fight he was going to have GSP and Spider Silva fight in the Cowboys stadium? Am I making that up or did I miss something?