UFC Fan Favorite Nick Diaz Has Sensationally Claimed That He Was Poisoned in the Build-Up to His 2013 Title Fight Against Georges St. Pierre…
Nick Diaz has been in the news of late after strong rumors, from his own camp, that he would be making a comeback this year. He hasn’t fought since 2015 when he lost to Anderson Silva. That defeat was overturned after Silva tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, while Diaz tested positive for marijuana.
Despite being cleared by the UFC and USADA to make his comeback, the Stockton, California native seems happy to bide his time and wait for the perfect opportunity. However, in the meantime, he’s making some very bold allegations.
Diaz has blamed his 2013 welterweight title fight defeat to then-champion Georges St. Pierre on having been poisoned during the fight week of UFC 158. In an interview with TMZ, he broke these insane allegations.
The news comes after Nick’s younger brother Nate – most famous for his rivalry with Conor McGregor – was linked to a fight with the Canadian all-time-great. However, the older Diaz is adamant that he does not want this to happen. He said:
“I think whoever tries to make that fight, I’m gonna have to give him a backhand slap. I fought the dude, they poisoned my IV with some weird ass drug.”
That’s a very bold allegation to make. The actual fight took place in St. Pierre’s hometown of Montreal, Quebec. The Canadian would beat Diaz by unanimous decision, after five rounds.
Diaz claims that the build-up to the fight was just totally wrong. He insists that usually, he would not sleep properly the night before the fight. However, he alleges that he slept unnaturally long before UFC 158. He continued:
“I have 37 fights, been fighting for 17 years, I never slept more than five or six hours a night. I slept 14 hours, I’m like ‘what did you put in my IV, dude? I never had nothing but clear IV. And there was something wrong with his wraps.”
Could the UFC have been showing favoritism to a more-marketable and seemingly invincible champion? No way, when have they ever done that? Combat sports has a real dark side. Not even just Conor McGregor (you’re thinking it.) Look at how Cris Cyborg got away with not revealing she was using a banned substance.
The Californian reveals his confusion surrounding the entire situation. It’s a loss that sits bitterly in his mind because, at the end of the day, he lost his shot to be a champion and all the riches that come with it.
“I was flat on the way out and I’m in the best shape of my life,” Diaz summed up. “Everything was strange.”
It’s a bold claim anyway. It will be interesting to see whether or not the UFC or Georges St. Pierre’s camp respond to his claims. Even if they don’t, Diaz has planted a seed of doubt. He’ll be happy with that.