Georges St-Pierre is looking forward to the upcoming Pay-Per-View main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz.
Now that longtime UFC champion Georges St-Pierre is no longer fighting he has become a fan just like the rest of us. St-Pierre can often be seen on his Instagram promoting a healthy lifestyle or on Canadian TV commentating on fights. He has many business opportunities that keep him busy, but when he gets the chance, St-Pierre still likes to be present at UFC events. He was in attendance at a Q and A during UFC Paris fight week where he answered some questions from the media. He answered a variety of questions and gave his thoughts on some exciting matchups both past and future.
Georges St-Pierre is looking forward to the main event of UFC 279
One matchup that St-Pierre was asked about is the upcoming non-title fight Pay-Per-View main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz. In true GSP fashion, he broke down the fight and expressed his thought on the pairing.
“Well, this fight is, is that welterweight? I think it favors Chimaev, I think it favors him because of that. However, Nate Diaz, you can never count him out,” St-Pierre said. “He’s very well-rounded. He’s very durable. And it takes a lot to try to put him away. Khamzt is gonna be a tough challenge because he only went the distance in his last fight, I believe, so I think he grew incredibly from that fight. He learned a lot. So I think we’re gonna see a better version of Khamzat, still better than what he was. So it’s gonna be an interesting fight. But if I would have to bet on that fight, of course, I have to go with the odds and favor Khamzat Chimaev.”
This bout is one that many fight fans are looking forward to just like St-Pierre is. This is said to be the last UFC fight for the veteran Nate Diaz, who has been asking for a release for some time now. As for Chimaev, he is very close to receiving a title shot and some feel this matchup is a lob in his direction. If he defeats Diaz as many think he will, he should be next in line for a shot at the winner of Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
Chimaev vs. Diaz goes down on Sept. 10 at UFC 279 live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
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