Former UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre was cage side watching UFC 196 live when Nate Diaz came from being down and nearly out against a streaking Conor McGregor to win by shocking upset. Like most people, GSP just couldn’t believe what he witnessed that evening.
“Conor [McGregor] is so precise with his punches. He is more versatile, attacks the legs but still looks for that big left hand,” said St-Pierre.
In the video you can see GSP analyze the fight like a true MMA scientist, breaking down what each fighter is doing as it happens. He was right to call the first round for McGregor whom he referred to as “smart, moving in and out of range.”
He even called what Diaz needed to do before it actually went down, which was to close the gap and get McGregor in the clinch.
But when Diaz hurt McGregor in the second round with a punch, GSP at first could not believe what he was seeing. Even after a few more punches land for Diaz, GSP continues to sit in a stupor.
Moments later, Diaz scores the biggest upset of his career.