Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre just confirmed that he would like to move down to the UFC’s lightweight division, and try something that’s never been done. However, those plans and ambitions do not include a fight with Nate Diaz.
According to the former two division champion, a fight against Nate is just too risky.
Taking to Wednesday’s edition of The Joe Rogan experience, GSP explained, “I just turned 37 a few days ago. I don’t have much left. For what I have left, I want to make the big fight. The fight that fans want to see. I also want personally for me to achieve something that is unique, that is rare. That maybe never been attempted before. That would be something that excites me.”
“They offer me Nate Diaz, now. There was a rumor, they said it was a done deal. Not on my part. And I don’t think it was on Nate Diaz’s part as well.”
“Nate Diaz is an incredible fighter, very well rounded. However, if you put yourself in my shoes, there is nothing good that can come out of it except money. And money is not the only thing that drive me.”
“If I beat Nate Diaz decisively, most people will say, ‘Oh, he took an easy fight. Oh, he’s a bully.’ (Diaz) is a big guy. He’s about the same size as me, but because I compete at 170 for most of my career (and Diaz has fought mostly at 155), it will make me look bad. It will make me look like a bully. That’s if I win decisively. If I win, not decisively, it’s a war back and forth, ‘ahh, he sucks.’ And if I get beat, oh my god, forget it. It’s the end of the world.”
“I considered it. However, I analyze it, I talk with Firas (Zahabi), with my trainer and everybody, we’re all on the same page on that (fight). It’s not worth it.”