Nick Diaz Roasts Georges St-Pierre: “I Fought Him, He Cheats To F*ck Your B*tch Ass Sport”
The former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from MMA at a Thursday morning press conference, after failing to get a chance to meet the current Lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov in a super-fight.
Many members of the MMA community paid tribute to the retired legend.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) February 21, 2019
— UFC (@ufc) February 21, 2019
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) February 21, 2019
— Cris Cyborg #Bellator249 Thur Night Fights (@criscyborg) February 21, 2019
Thank you for everything you’ve done for our sport @GeorgesStPierre you’re a role model of a champ and a big inspiration for me. Enjoy you retirement.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) February 21, 2019
Thank you for everything you did for our sport @GeorgesStPierre you’re a living legend my friend
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) February 21, 2019
— danawhite (@danawhite) February 21, 2019
I was lucky enough to officiate 7 of @GeorgesStPierre fights in the Octagon including his first championship fight and his last. GSP it was always an honor to work your fights & I hope you dominate retirement just like you dominated the @ufc cage!! Thank you for being a class act
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) February 21, 2019
But Nick Diaz heavily trashed his old rival Georges St-Pierre.
“[GSP] fights like a bitch and always has, I fought him and he cheats to fuck your bitch ass sport,” Diaz wrote in his Instagram story (transcribed by Fansided). “I fight for real and I won. I don’t play ball. Life’s not a game, the UFC is. Congrats, nice to see someone leave well enough alone for once.”
Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre have a rich beef history. Nick appeared at The Fan 590, a Sportsnet radio station where he claimed GSP was “on steroids”. (h/t Bloody Elbow)
“I believe that he’s is on plenty of steroids, and I don’t think they test around here either. I doubt I’ll be tested as well. I don’t care what they say to the fans or the media, I don’t think we’ll be tested. And if so, he’s probably got a bottle of piss in his pocket.”
The two met in the main event of UFC 158, on March 16, 2013, where “GSP” won via unanimous decision.
Few days later, a controversial video was release. UFC official Mike Mersch informed Nick Diaz that despite the weight limit was 170 lbs, it would be tolerated as long as fighters weigh “less than 171 pounds”.
“Here, they’re going to allow you and Georges to have an extra hour,” Mersch said. “Just in case somebody doesn’t make it.”
“But the good news is, they don’t count the decimal. If you’re 170.2 it’s 170. If it’s 170.9. it’s 170.”
“It’s just something to keep in mind. That’s kind of an off the record type of thing. But keep that in mind. As long as he’s under 171, we should be good.”
On April 11, 2013, Georges St-Pierre admitted to the reporter Marc Tougas of La Presse that he probably weighed around 170.4 pounds for the clash against Nick Diaz.
“I don’t remember if I was… I think it was point 4, or something like that. Because they round it out…. Huh, point 4, yeah, so that’s… You want to get there as heavy as you can to show you’re right on, on the scale. It’s a bit of a mental trick.”
In May 2018, Nick claimed St-Pierre poisoned him before their UFC 158 fight.
Georges St-Pierre was later appeared on Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he fired back at Nick’s claims. St-Pierre trolled Diaz, describing how he “poisoned Nick Diaz and bribed the athletic commission before their fight”.
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