As the biggest welterweight scrap in MMA history approaches, don’t expect to hear much chatter coming from reigning UFC king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured). Although he was extremely irritated when Nick Diaz questioned the legitimacy behind his injuries, St-Pierre has gone back to providing the vanilla responses fans have grown accustomed to hearing from him when discussing impending opponents.
“He’s the No. 1 contender and he deserves a shot. I’m very happy to fight him,” St-Pierre told QMI Agency. “It’s always been the fight I’ve wanted to have. They only thing is he did not show up at the press conference … so the fight got cancelled — not because of me, but because of him and what he had done. But me, I wanted to fight him.”
Diaz was originally slated to challenge GSP for his crown at UFC 137, but lost his place in line after ditching back-to-back “beauty pageants” to promote the pay-per-view broadcast. However, after publicly blasting St-Pierre following his impressive win over BJ Penn, Diaz leapfrogged back into the championship affair.
“He wanted to have a title fight and he got it. [Calling me out is] the best way to do it and it’s not personal,” St-Pierre expressed. “I’ve seen it all from everyone before. If they’re trying to get into my head and make me fight a bad fight, it’s just mind games and it doesn’t work.
“I don’t even understand [or] speak English very well. I don’t understand most of the things that he says when he trash talks. I don’t really care.”
St-Pierre and Diaz will engage in the universal language of fighting on February 4th at UFC 143.