Dana White confirms Georges St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz lightweight bout in the works for UFC 227

Georges St-Pierre, Nate Diaz, UFC 227

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre could be fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 227 on August 4 in Los Angeles.

Last night, on the latest episode of UFC Unfiltered, UFC President Dana White confirmed the bout is indeed in the works for the card, and that it would probably occur at lightweight. Speaking on the podcast, White also confirmed recent rumors of a Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold light heavyweight showdown, though he denied the fight will be for the interim light heavyweight title.

“It is true and they would fight at 155-pounds,” White said of Georges St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz. (transcribed by Jim Edwards for MMANytt).

“There are rumours, what did I see? That we were doing Gustafsson and Rockhold, that is true, but that’s not for the interim title, that’s false,” White continued. “It might be LA, I’m targeting LA.”

“In my perfect world, if everything goes perfect, and nothing ever goes perfect in this world, [it will be] Dillashaw vs Garbrandt, GSP vs Diaz would be the co-main, Gustafsson vs Rockhold and Brunson vs Antonio Carlos Jr.”

Interestingly, it was only days ago that Dana White assured the rumors about Nate Diaz fighting at UFC 227 were nonsense.

“We offer him a fight every 3 or 4 months and have ever since his last fight,” White told Yahoo’s Kevin Iole. “Nothing is going on.”

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/8/2018.