Nick Diaz vs. George St. Pierre Set For 158

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Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

George St. Pierre will finally square off against Nick Diaz, which is set for UFC 158 in Montreal, Canada.  Both fighters have made it clear that they don’t like each other, so this should bring out the best in both of them.

They were originally scheduled to face each other at UFC 137, but Diaz no-showed at the pre-fight press conferencing, forcing him out of the championship fight.  Now, Diaz will get his second chance and the show will go on even if he pulls the same type of antics the second time.

Dana White would talk about their second booking via MMA Fight Corner:

“There’s no guarantees with Nick Diaz. I got nine welterweights that are all in the top five on this show, so if he falls out, we’ll still have a GSP fight.”

If Diaz is adamant about proving he is the best welterweight in the world, he will need to back up all his trash talking.  He is coming off a closely contested loss to Carlos Condit.  This alone makes people question his title shot, so he will need to prove the doubters wrong by pushing the pace and attacking GSP, who has been so dominant over the years.

For GSP, he was able to dominate Condit for the majority of five rounds, where Diaz was unable to do anything significant to Condit.  In terms of strategy, GSP might look at the Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz fight.  Ben Henderson was able to completely shut down any offense from Nick’s brother Nate by using his wrestling and GSP is one of the best wrestlers in MMA.

Will Nick Diaz finally face GSP, who he believes has been ducking him for years?  Stay tuned!