UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre has endured opponent Nick Diaz’s verbal prodding years and will finally get a chance to shut him up tomorrow night at UFC 158. Though their bout has become increasingly personal, especially over the past few weeks, St-Pierre hasn’t taken his eye off the task at hand – emerging from the Octagon with his title-reign intact.
Despite how much St-Pierre dislikes Diaz he also understands the controversial Californian has the substance to back up his smack-talk. After all, the 29-year old is 26-8 with 21 finishes to his credit and is as tough as they come.
“If more people tune in because the fight gets more emotional, I think it’s kind of crazy. It’s a good fight because Nick Diaz is a very good and skilled fighter. That’s why people should tune in, not because of emotion,” explained St-Pierre in an interview with the UFC’s website. “If he likes me or not or if I like him or not, we’re still gonna hit as hard as we can on each other.”
“He’s gonna make the best come out of me in this fight,” concluded the confident champion.
The 23-2 St-Pierre has come out triumphant in his last ten tilts. Comparably, Diaz was last seen losing on the scorecards to Carlos Condit but had picked up wins in eleven straight entering the affair. Their match-up will serve as the main event on Saturday’s show in Montreal.
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