Following accusations that former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre manipulated mixed martial arts veteran Nick Diaz’s IV ahead of their title fight, “Rush” has come forward with a statement.
St-Pierre and Nick Diaz fought for the UFC welterweight title back at UFC 158. “Rush” successfully defended his title by earning a unanimous decision victory over the Stockton native.
Nick Diaz would go on to claim that he was drugged ahead of the fight. Nate Diaz would later shoot down rumors of him fighting St-Pierre by claiming that the French-Canadian’s team gave Nick Diaz a “bad IV” back at UFC 158.
Speaking to longtime UFC commentating veteran Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Georges St-Pierre recently offered a sardonic admittance to allegedly poisoning Nick Diaz.
“They said that I took steroids when I fought [Nick], I messed up my wraps, I didn’t make weight, and I put something in his IV. . .” St-Pierre said. “I gotta confess, Joe. I gotta confess. I was so scared of fighting Nick Diaz so we poisoned his IV. But he survived so I was even more terrified, so all the athletic commission was on my payroll so they tricked the weigh-in and I made it. But he went through [with the fight] so I was even more terrified, so the alien abducted me and put the gamma rays to increase my strength like the Hulk, like a performance enhancing drug. But the fight was still happening so right before I put some glass and cement in my gloves to make sure, and I still had a crazy hard fight. [Laughs].”
Reiterating that he was joking and not actually admitting guilt to any malicious act, St-Pierre stated:
“It’s completely insane. . . I think he has a problem of conspiration (sic). He thinks everybody is against him. . . I think that’s what it is. I don’t know if it’s the weed but maybe weed with the social environment and genetics can create some kind of disorder in the brain and make you have conspiracy problems. You think everybody is against you. I’ve seen a lot of my friends who smoke a lot have this problem. Sometimes they’re paranoid.”
“There’s reaction time and reset time when you fight. Nick Diaz, he makes people tired, that’s why he wins fights. He’s kind of a slow guy but people get more tired than him quickly, especially in their nervous system. . . Nick Diaz, that’s why he’s so good and it’s sad for him that he doesn’t fight. His best years are now! He should be fighting now! He should do it now.”