Nate Diaz Shoots Down Proposed Fight with Georges St-Pierre
Nate Diaz doesn’t seem interested in the proposed fight against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 227.
Just days after UFC president Dana White revealed that the promotion was working on putting together the matchup, Diaz shot it down in spectacular fashion while reminding the world why won’t fight St-Pierre.
The biggest source of the problem stems from St-Pierre’s 2013 fight against Diaz’s older brother Nick, who claimed that the Canadian fighter was over weight for their championship bout yet the commission in Quebec let it slide.
Of course, Diaz also lobs accusations of steroid use towards St-Pierre while shooting down the possible matchup between the two of them.
“GSP cheated when he fought my brother he was on steroids. He was overweight and they let him be because we were in Montreal and his boy gave Nick a bad IV. Now they selling you wolf tickets on me [and] GSP. You can clear that s–t up or fight yourself cheater,” Diaz wrote in a message posted on Facebook.
It always seemed like a long shot to put together a fight between Diaz and St-Pierre considering all the hurdles they’d have to jump to make that matchup happen.
First of all, St-Pierre hasn’t clearly stated when he would be ready to return to action considering he was dealing with a bout of ulcerative colitis that already forced him to surrender the UFC middleweight title that he won last year. Add to that, St-Pierre would have to drop down to the lightweight division for the first time in his career less than a year after competing at 185 pounds.
Then there’s Diaz, who definitely doesn’t seem interested in entertaining the fight with St-Pierre given his list of grievances over what he believes happened in the bout with his brother Nick.
In other words, it looks like Diaz vs. St-Pierre isn’t happening right now but that could always change with UFC 227 still several months away with the event scheduled for Aug. 4 in Los Angeles.