Dana White Confirms GSP vs Diaz And Rockhold vs Gustafsson Are Targeted For UFC 227
Rumors of a Nate Diaz versus Georges St-Pierre fight have been doing the rounds in the MMA media over the last few days and UFC President Dana White has today confirmed that they are true.
Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast earlier today, White confirmed that the UFC are targeting a lightweight bout between St-Pierre and Diaz. He also confirmed the rumors surrounding a potential fight between Luke Rockhold and Alexander Gustafsson which will take place at 205-pounds.
“It is true and they would fight at 155-pounds,” White said regarding St-Pierre vs Diaz.
“There are rumors, what did I see? That we were doing Gustafsson and Rockhold, that is true, but that’s not for the interim title, that’s false. It might be LA, I’m targeting LA.”
The UFC 227 card is set to be headlined by a UFC bantamweight title fight pitting champion TJ Dillashaw in a rematch with the man who he defeated for the belt last Nov. Cody Garbrandt. Though a lot of the fights are still yet to be signed, White revealed that the UFC are planning a massive fight card that would see St-Pierre vs Diaz occupy the co-main event slot.
“In my perfect world, if everything goes perfect, and nothing ever goes perfect in this world, [it will be] Dillashaw vs Garbrandt, GSP vs Diaz would be the co-main, Gustafsson vs Rockhold and Brunson vs Antonio Carlos Jr.
“It’s very interesting.”
UFC 227 will take place on Aug. 4 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.