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Old 12-13-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Dana White: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz slated for March, but 'deal isn't done'

Shaping up to be an awesome card


Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz is all but set for the UFC's return to Montreal.

According to UFC president Dana White, the promotion has offered both GSP and Diaz a fight on March 16 in Montreal for the UFC welterweight title, however, the "deal isn't done" yet, White told MMAFighting.com Wednesday.

Diaz's manager Cesar Gracie confirmed the fight has been offered to Diaz, however, he said Diaz has yet to sign the contract. He was hoping to get that done either today or tomorrow. As far as Gracie is concerned, signing the contract appears to be a formality.

St-Pierre's manager Rodolphe Beaulieu was not immediately available for a comment when reached by MMAFighting.com.

White said last week in Seattle that while the UFC wanted to book St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva, the Canadian welterweight champion asked to fight Diaz first.



"Georges St-Pierre has been a phenomenal champion, just a great guy to deal with for us," White said last week prior to UFC on FOX 5. "He doesn't ask for things. So if he wants to fight Nick Diaz, and Nick Diaz wants to fight him, then that's probably the fight we'll make.

"Georges has been off for a year. (Silva is) a tough fight for him to come back to. He asked personally for the (Diaz) fight."
St-Pierre (23-2) returned to action after almost two years away from the sport due to knee surgery last month in Montreal when he defeated Carlos Condit via unanimous decision to unify the UFC welterweight title.

Diaz (28-6, 1 NC) hasn't fought since February when he lost a unanimous decision to Condit. Following the fight, Diaz was suspended for a year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana metabolites. His suspension expires on Feb. 4, 2013.

White also announced Wednesday that Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit 2 will take place on the same card in Montreal, which is expected to be UFC 158.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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White also announced Wednesday that Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit 2 will take place on the same card in Montreal, which is expected to be UFC 158.
If both fights are on the same card, then automatically that would be for me, the greatest UFC card of all time.

It should do crazy PPV numbers.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:41 AM   #3
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its going to be interesting to see how diaz ****s this one up. another positive test is a formality so i hope they dont test him between now and fight time
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:45 AM   #4
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its going to be interesting to see how diaz ****s this one up. another positive test is a formality so i hope they dont test him between now and fight time
Didn't they say that if he asked for permission to smoke weed, he would have been granted an exemption to do that?

I suspect that this time his camp will make sure that request gets lodged.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #5
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Didn't they say that if he asked for permission to smoke weed, he would have been granted an exemption to do that?

I suspect that this time his camp will make sure that request gets lodged.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dana White: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz slated for March, but 'deal isn't don

UFC matchmaking at it's best, a Johny Hendricks Title Shot means no GSP v Silva, GSP v Diaz mega fights
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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Their is only a so much shit talk an individual can take, but GSP knows the threat in Johny Hendricks. Even still, it makes about ZERO sense for UFC Gold to be defended against a loser/burnout in Nick Diaz.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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So unfair. Who the **** has Johny Hendricks got to knock out to get a title shot? At least Edgar is coming off a win and nobody wanted to fight Jon Jones but Chael for christ sake.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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Edgar isn't coming off a win, though. Technically, at least. If you want to go down that road, there are a lot of people out there that would say that Nick is coming off of a win.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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But at least Edgar was a former champion and was jumping a weight. This shit makes no sense. Nick's coming off a loss, in the same weight division. And, it was unanimous. And he's coming off a ban.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #11
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it's on
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Didn't they say that if he asked for permission to smoke weed, he would have been granted an exemption to do that?

I suspect that this time his camp will make sure that request gets lodged.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #13
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Default Re: Dana White: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz slated for March, but 'deal isn't don

Simple answer, Diaz talks a lot of trash.

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So unfair. Who the **** has Johny Hendricks got to knock out to get a title shot? At least Edgar is coming off a win and nobody wanted to fight Jon Jones but Chael for christ sake.
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