After taking a unanimous decision win over bitter rival KJ Noons on Saturday night, Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz is now focused on bigger and better things. In fact, he’s got his sights set on the baddest thing the division has to offer.
“I want to get on to fighting some more important people, not that [Noons] is not a great fighter. I’ll give it to you, man. You’re a good fighter. Ya know, this guy built a name on me. I want to fight somebody who built their own name in MMA,” Diaz told FIGHT! Magazine after collecting his eighth consecutive W. “I want to fight the best in the world. So if you don’t think I’m the best in the world, then bring me the best in the world.
“I want to fight Georges St. Pierre. I think he’s the best and I think that if you don’t think I’m the best, then let me fight this guy. I think people need to stand up and say something. Make this happen.”
GSP is currently busy dominating everything that comes across his Octagon path and wasn’t available for comment…
Although, if UFC brass weren’t able to arrange a blockbuster bout between anyone on their heavyweight roster and Fedor Emelianenko, it would stand to reason they aren’t gonna go out of their way to co-promote an undisputed welterweight title fight between St-Pierre and Diaz.
In the meantime, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said at the “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II” post-fight press conference that Diaz’s next opponent could be the winner between the Scott Smith/Paul Daley scrap on December 4th. He also hinted at a possible grudge match between Jason “Mayhem” Miller as well.
“Who’s out there? Come on, how do these guys expect to beat me? Who you got? Who’s out there? I’ve fought everybody,” he added. “They don’t let me fight Georges. I fought everybody that fought him already, pretty much.”
‘Pretty much’ being the operative term. In 22 professional contests, GSP has faced 19 different fighters. Thomas Denny, Sean Sherk and Karo Parisyan are their only common opponents.
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