Guess He’s Still Not a Fan Then… Nick Diaz Has Put Georges St. Pierre on Blast After the Canadian Legend Officially Retired From MMA…
Nick Diaz hasn’t fought since 2015 when he took on Anderson Silva. You have to go back eight years to 2011 to his last win when he defeated BJ Penn. Somehow, he still maintains a cult fan base within the UFC, who would love nothing more than for the Stockton native to return to action.
One of the things that makes him most popular is his lack of inhibition about saying what he thinks. The man literally has no filter, which makes him a breath of fresh air, and has put him at loggerheads with the UFC in the past. So when his former opponent Georges St. Pierre retired, it was hilarious to see his response.
While the MMA world was almost unanimous in their praise of ‘GSP,’ Diaz had a very different response. Read on to see his scathing message for ‘Rush’.
Diaz fought Georges St. Pierre back in 2013, for the welterweight championship, when they met in Montreal at UFC 158. St. Pierre would win by unanimous decision, although Diaz would later accuse his team of spiking his IV and affecting his weight cut. In his Instagram story, Diaz wrote:
“GSP fights like a b*tch and always has, I fought him and he cheats to f**k your bitch ass sport. I fight for real and I won. I don’t play ball. Life’s not a game, the UFC is. Congrats, nice to see someone leave well enough alone for once.”
Coming from Diaz it is kind of funny, but it’s also ridiculously petty. St. Pierre is arguably the greatest UFC fighter of all time – and definitely the best welterweight in the history of the promotion. He defended the 170b title an incredible nine times, a divisional record.
Then after taking a four-year hiatus, ‘GSP’ returned to snatch the middleweight strap from Michael Bisping and become a double champion. He’s also been a fantastic role model, with very little trash talk or foul language, and has never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Every other fighter in the GOAT conversation has an asterisk beside their name.
Although he is officially retired, St. Pierre did leave the door open to a one-off return if the fight was right. He said that he was excited by the idea of a clash with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagamedov, who literally begged him to fight. However, the UFC is understandably not enthusiastic about that because if he won, he would vacate and leave the division in a mess.
Without the opportunity to enhance his legacy, ‘GSP’ said that the time was right to step away from the sport. He feels fulfilled and ready to move on with his life, as he has nothing left to prove. Current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley sent him a message of respect and invited him down to his gym to train. You can bet Nick Diaz won’t be sending him Christmas cards anytime soon…