Cesar Gracie: St. Pierre should be stripped of his UFC Welterweight titlePosted on December 7, 2011, 05:19 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Carlos Condit, who had been scheduled to face Josh Koscheck on the same card has been moved into St. Pierre’s spot and the fight will be for the interim Welterweight title, something that Diaz’s trainer/manager, Cesar Gracie is not fully in agreement with. In fact, if Gracie had his way, St. Pierre would be stripped of the title and Diaz and Condit would be fighting for that title.
“My idea on that, and I haven’t spoke to Dana about it yet, is that they’re making this an interim fight and I think it should be that championship fight because since the Jake Shields fight, by the time GSP fights again, it’s going to be about two years. A champion being out for a couple years? My idea is that you should actually strip him (of the title.) Being a fighter is being healthy, that’s just part of it. You can’t just take a couple years off and I know these things happen and I’m sure it’s not his fault. It’s kind of like Nick deserves a championship fight and with an interim title and there’s always the people who say, ‘you’re not the real champion.’” – for more see MiddleEasy.com
What do you think LowKick’ers, does Gracie have a point?
Photo: Georges St. Pierre at the UFC 100 press conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on July 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker