Georges St-Pierre Responds To Nate Diaz Calling Him Out To Fight Nick

Over the weekend, Nate Diaz made his return to the UFC spotlight, defeating Anthony Pettis in the UFC 241 co-main event via unanimous decision. The victory ended a three-year layoff for the Stockton native, who proudly proclaims himself a member of his big brother, Nick Diaz’s, army. During his post-fight interview on ESPN+, Nate called […]

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Over the weekend, Nate Diaz made his return to the UFC spotlight, defeating Anthony Pettis in the UFC 241 co-main event via unanimous decision.

The victory ended a three-year layoff for the Stockton native, who proudly proclaims himself a member of his big brother, Nick Diaz’s, army. During his post-fight interview on ESPN+, Nate called out Georges St-Pierre – but not for himself. Nate wants “GSP” to get back into the Octagon to fight his brother one more time.

St-Pierre responded to the callout in an interview on Chael Sonnen’s podcast, “You’re Welcome,” explaining why the risk of fighting Nick isn’t worth the reward.

“I think this guy gonna hate me until the day I die. It’s unbelievable,” St-Pierre said. “Look, man, I know he doesn’t like me and he look to get me all the time, but man, I genuinely like the guy to tell you the truth. If I would see him in the situation in trouble and I would be the only person to help him, I would go to help him. I don’t think it’d be the other way around, but I don’t know what to say.

He’s one of my biggest adversaries. Even if we only fought once. We’re kind of very different personalities. The clash of personalities makes it very interesting. But I’m retired now, I don’t want to go back and fight Nate Diaz. I wish him the best of luck in his pursuit for the title if that’s what he wants to do. But I don’t want to fight his brother, Nick Diaz, it’s not interesting for me. It’s nothing I can gain from that.

The risk is not worth the reward. It’s been done. Not only that, even if it wouldn’t have been done, but there wouldn’t be a reward in terms of legacy. There’s nothing good that can come out of it. Even if I win – I think the odds will favor me. People will make the favorite for the fight, they’ll expect me to win. And if I lose it will be a complete disaster.

And in terms – I don’t want to put myself into another training camp, make all those sacrifices for a three-month training camp, for that type of fight. It’s not interesting – it’s not worth it for me.”

St-Pierre and Nick Diaz had a heated rivalry with one another several years ago. It all led up to their eventual showdown at UFC 158 where St-Pierre bested the Californian via unanimous decision. However, Diaz has made several strange claims about factors that he believes deterred his performance against “GSP,” and wants to run it back.

What do you think about “GSP’s” response to Nate calling for the Canadian to fight Nick?

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Georges St-Pierre Says There’s Nothing To Gain From Nick Diaz Rematch

Georges St-Pierre has no interest in returning to the Octagon for a rematch with Nick Diaz. Back in March 2013, St-Pierre and Diaz did battle in the main event of UFC 158. At the time, St-Pierre was the UFC welterweight champion. “Rush” suc…

Georges St-Pierre has no interest in returning to the Octagon for a rematch with Nick Diaz. Back in March 2013, St-Pierre and Diaz did battle in the main event of UFC 158. At the time, St-Pierre was the UFC welterweight champion. “Rush” successfully defended his gold via unanimous decision. St-Pierre Doesn’t Care For Diaz Rematch […]

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Coach Claims Diaz Brothers Tried To Jump Anthony Pettis At Nightclub

Anthony Pettis’ coach made quite the claim on a incident involving the Diaz brothers and “Showtime.” This Saturday night (Aug. 17), Pettis will share the Octagon with Nate Diaz. The welterweight grudge match will serve as UFC 241&#821…

Anthony Pettis’ coach made quite the claim on a incident involving the Diaz brothers and “Showtime.” This Saturday night (Aug. 17), Pettis will share the Octagon with Nate Diaz. The welterweight grudge match will serve as UFC 241’s co-main event. Pettis has made it clear in the buildup to this fight that he has no […]

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Coach Claims Nick & Nate Diaz Once Tried To Jump Anthony Pettis At Nightclub

This weekend (Sat. August 17, 2019) one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the year will take place. Nate Diaz returns to the Octagon after nearly a three-year layoff to take on Anthony Pettis at welterweight. There have been some personal issues between the pair over the years. According to Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus, who […]

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This weekend (Sat. August 17, 2019) one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the year will take place.

Nate Diaz returns to the Octagon after nearly a three-year layoff to take on Anthony Pettis at welterweight. There have been some personal issues between the pair over the years. According to Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus, who spoke on “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show” yesterday (Mon. August 12, 2019), both Nick and Nate Diaz tried to jump Pettis at a nightclub several years ago.

“For years Nate has just attacked him,” Roufus said. “Not only verbally, but even in a nightclub, they tried to jump him, him and Nick. It gets to a point where stuff just boils over. I get the perspective of where Anthony is coming from. To me, Anthony reminds me a lot of Oscar De La Hoya or “Sugar” Ray Leonard, he’s that star fighter, he’s got that charisma.

“A lot of guys just – it’s not even professional, it’s more, these guys are jealous, envy of him. It causes a weird energy. Like Fernando Vargas tried to bully De La Hoya, De La Hoya knocked him out. Like Duran tried to do twice against “Sugar” Ray Leonard, “Sugar” Ray Leonard put it on Duran the second time.

“Like Mayorga tried to do to Oscar De La Hoya. So many guys try to bully Anthony, I love it, because it brings out the best in Anthony. Looking forward to it, sometimes fights are personal, and those are the fun ones if you ask me.”

Roufus is likely referencing a 2013 story involving the Diaz brothers and Pettis shortly after UFC 167. The Diaz brothers and Pettis got into a confrontation at a Las Vegas nightclub where one of the Diaz crew members said something that sparked drinks being thrown around, and security had to get involved.

However, Pettis denied ever coming face-to-face with either of the brothers. Regardless of what happened in the past, Diaz and Pettis will get the chance to settle the score this weekend in Anaheim.

What do you think about how personal the rivalry between Diaz and Pettis is? Who are you picking this weekend?

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Colby Covington Rips Nick Diaz Amidst Reports Of Return To Training

Rumor has it that Nick Diaz is back in the gym, and could be training for a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Amidst those reports, former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington took the opportunity to chime in. Covington suggested that Diaz is probably just “working on his techniques to beat women”: “.@nickdiaz209 […]

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Rumor has it that Nick Diaz is back in the gym, and could be training for a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

Amidst those reports, former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington took the opportunity to chime in. Covington suggested that Diaz is probably just “working on his techniques to beat women”:

“.@nickdiaz209 Probably just working on his techniques to beat women and not real welterweights.”

Diaz hasn’t fought since 2015 when he shared the Octagon with Anderson Silva in the UFC 183 main event. Initially, the bout was a unanimous decision victory for “The Spider.” However, both men ran into drug testing issues following the contest and the bout was overturned to a No Contest.

To add on to that, Diaz hasn’t won a fight since October of 2011 when he outclassed BJ Penn. In his absence, Diaz’s little brother, Nate, has emerged as one of the Las Vegas-based promotion’s biggest stars. Nate fought against Conor McGregor twice, generating two of the company’s biggest pay-per-views (PPVs) of all time.

In regards to Nick’s return to the Octagon, he recently suggested he’s done fighting, saying he no longer wants to hurt anyone.

Do you think Diaz will ever fight again? And would Covington be an opponent you’re interested in?

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Gilbert Melendez Believes Nick Diaz Could Be Training For MMA Return

It looks like Nick Diaz could be training for a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Teammate Gilbert Melendez was recently interviewed by reporter Gareth Davies in California, and “El Nino” revealed the older Diaz brother is in Lodi getting some training in. Melendez added he has a feeling Diaz is getting ready for […]

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It looks like Nick Diaz could be training for a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

Teammate Gilbert Melendez was recently interviewed by reporter Gareth Davies in California, and “El Nino” revealed the older Diaz brother is in Lodi getting some training in. Melendez added he has a feeling Diaz is getting ready for something, but he’s not quite sure what for:

”Nick is back in Lodi,” Gilbert said. “He’s a ninja. I have a feeling he’s getting ready. I don’t know what for. It could just be for himself personally, but I think he might be getting into shape and getting back into a routine of training.”

Diaz has been enjoying life for the past several years since not having fought since 2015. He took on Anderson Silva in a five-round main event, which ended in a No Contest after both fighters ran into drug testing issues. In his absence, younger Diaz brother, Nate, has emerged as a huge UFC star following his feud with Conor McGregor.

Nate is scheduled to return to the Octagon after a three-year absence in August at UFC 241 against Anthony Pettis. As for Nick, his fighting career remains in question, apart from Diaz recently claiming he didn’t want to hurt anyone anymore.

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