“He did very well (against Penn.) He’s the No. 1 contender and he deserves a shot. I’m very happy to fight him. It’s always been the fight I’ve wanted to have. They only thing is he did not show up at the press conference … so the fight got cancelled – not because of me, but because of him and what he had done. But me, I wanted to fight him. He wanted to have a title fight and he got it. (Calling me out is) the best way to do it and it’s not personal. I’ve seen it all from everyone before. If they’re trying to get into my head and make me fight a bad fight, it’s just mind games and it doesn’t work. I don’t even understand (or) speak English very well. I don’t understand most of the things that (Diaz) says when he trash talks. I don’t really care. I’m just going to focus on hurting him. If I hit him well, he’s going to fall. He’s a human being. He’s not different than anyone else. He’s got good boxing and great at Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It’s going to be a good fight.”
In a quote coming out of Canadian media outlet Slam.canoe.ca GSP talks about his upcoming title fight with number one contender Nick Diaz.
Both fighters haven’t suffered defeat since 2007, both are welterweight champions and both have a large fan following. For GSP, he has been facing the best opposition on the planet for years. Nick Diaz on the other hand has a questionable resume, but his last outing against former champion BJ Penn put the critics to rest and the Stockton native proved he belongs in talks as one of the world’s best.
It is the fight that GSP wanted, and he even prompted a removal of his original opponent Condit to get it. Diaz also holds the same ambitions and specifically moved to the UFC for a shot at the welterweight kingpin.
It’s still early in the game, but this week’s BJPENN.COM poll results show that the majority of our readers want to see this UFC 143 main event more than any other fight coming up.
The fans, the UFC, the media, and both fighters are all chomping at the bit to get this fight underway, but who takes it?
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