Fresh from a well earned holiday in France, UFC Welterweight champion Georges St Pierre has set his targets on a grudge match with controversial personality Nick Diaz: this according to comments by UFC President Dana White before UFC on Fox 5 on Saturday.
The news dampens talk of a super fight between himself and Anderson Silva, with the contest against Diaz being a far more manageable task for GSP. It’s a fight that the Canadian should win nine times out of 10 really.
GSP will be able to take Diaz down at ease and soften him up with the usual top control mixed with ground and pound. His boxing is superior to Diaz is every aspect, and the only way the Californian would have a chance is by getting inside St Pierre’s head in the usual trash talk before/and during the fight.
It would certainly draw ratings of around 800 000 PPV buys, and a 55 000 sell out at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. However, Diaz would need to fulfil his media obligations before the fight, something that cost him an earlier title bout.
Meanwhile, perennial contender Johny Hendricks will now need to find another opponent after being somewhat over-looked after three near flawless performances. The most obvious decision would be to put him up against the winner of Rory Macdonald versus BJ Penn.