Georges St-Pierre Says Nick Diaz Now Has to “Walk the Walk”

Written by Tim Ngo
June 2nd, 2011

UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St-Pierre Manila

After weeks of hearing his name circled through MMA’s rumor mill, Nick Diaz will finally get the fight he’s wanted for a long time. A title shot against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is now set for UFC 137 in October, it’s a scrap St-Pierre has had marked on his calendar as well.

With both superstars finally putting pen-to-paper, St-Pierre warns Diaz will have to backup all the occasions he’s called out the world’s top 170-pounder.

“It’s been a long time he’s been talking about me,” St-Pierre told the Canadian Press. “Saying like he’s the best, he was saying I was avoiding him and stuff. But I never avoid anybody.

“Now it’s time to walk the walk. It’s going to be a good fight.”

Although it’s currently unclear whether the contest will serve as a title unification bout, St-Pierre could care less because he’s in the UFC and will stay there until he hangs up his 4 oz. gloves.

“I don’t care about gaining the Strikeforce title,” stated St-Pierre. “I’m a UFC guy and I want to stay in the UFC the rest of my career. That’s where I belong.”

St-Pierre’s coming off a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Jake Shields at UFC 129. At some point during the bout, he sustained an eye injury that was later diagnosed as Hyphema.

According to WebMD, a Hyphema is caused when there is bleeding in the front of the eye between the cornea and the iris.

Now fully healed and back to training, the French-Canadian is ready to jump in the cage with the Stockton, Cali native.

“I’m happy to fight him. He’s going to bring the best out of me, because he’s always putting on a good fight, going forward. It’s going to be a good fight for me,” St-Pierre said.

UFC 137 will jump off October 29th inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. No other bouts have been confirmed for the show at this time.

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