“UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” took place Saturday inside Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
To the surprise of very few, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (pictured) did what he has done so many times before – use his superior wrestling to post a lopsided victory.
This time, it was bitter rival Nick Diaz who was on the receiving end of a unanimous decision defeat.
After the bout, Diaz announced his retirement from MMA (again). However, he added at the post-fight press conference that he would come back if he was granted an immediate rematch because he believes he would beat GSP in a sequel.
He claimed he’d be a tough matchup for middleweight champ Anderson Silva, too.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
George Roop Defeats Reuben Duran via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
T.J. Dillashaw Defeats Issei Tamura via KO (Kick) at :26 in the 2ndRound
Rick Story Defeats Quinn Mulhern via TKO (Punches) at 3:05 in the 1stRound
John Makdessi Defeats Daron Cruickshank via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jordan Mein Defeats Dan Miller via TKO (Punches) at 4:14 in the 1stRound
Darren Elkins Defeats Antonio Carvalho via TKO (Punches) at 3:06 in the 1stRoundPatrick Cote Defeats Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Ricci Defeats Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Camozzi Defeats Nick Ring via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jake Ellenberger Defeats Nate Marquardt via KO (Punches) at 3:00 in the 1stRound
Johny Hendricks Defeats Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Georges St-Pierre Defeats Nick Diaz via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) (St-Pierre retains UFC welterweight title)
Fight of the Night:
Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks ($50,000/each)
Knockout of the Night:
Jake Ellenberger ($50,000)
Submission of the Night:
According to UFC President Dana White, 20,145 fans packed the arena, garnering a live gate of $3.71 million.
White confirms Hendricks is the welterweight top contender.
Hendricks hurt his hand in the opening round. Condit was unaware of injury
White re-tells story of hand wrap controversy: Jake Shields examined GSP’s hand wraps on Diaz’s behalf. He approved it, then Diaz’s camp went back and wanted to check them out again. Commission said no because it was already approved. Commission cut them off and kept them after fight.
Hendricks believes he has the wrestling the neutralize GSP and has more punching power.
White defends GSP’s performance. GSP controlled him on the ground and looked good on his feet.
White has no clue when GSP vs. Hendricks will take place.
GSP thought his beef with Diaz was over, then was told Diaz said he hits like a girl and wants a rematch. So, he guesses they are back to not liking each other.
GSP reiterates that he’s never done steroids. He’s down for Olympic-style drug testing. He’s also against TRT.
Diaz says he wants a rematch with GSP and thinks he can beat him. Believes he’s a better matchup against Anderson Silva, too.
Diaz admits he was trying to throw GSP off his game by swinging at him after the bell. He says he wasn’t trying to hit him.
Diaz says he’s never paid taxes and will probably go to jail. Not sure if he’s joking…
Daiz to GSP, “You don’t have punching power, no offense.”
Diaz makes some vague insinuations about GSP’s tape job. He got cut with a punch that wasn’t too hard.