Dana White: Nick Diaz is next in line for St. Pierre, Carlos Condit will waitPosted on October 30, 2011, 06:49 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC President Dana White announced that Nick Diaz will be next in line for Gerges St. Pierre's UFC Welterweight title, in a fight that will take place at the long anticipated Superbowl weekend.
According to White, Georges St. Pierre was furious after Nick Diaz's post-fight interview, labeling the UFC 137 main event winner as "the most disrespectful human being I've ever met" and claiming that he will put on him the worst beating ever seen inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship Octagon.
White also related to Carlos Condit's future, revealing that The Natural Born Killer agreed to wait for Georges St. Pierre. It is still unclear whether NBK will fight someone else or just have a year-long layoff, but one thing is true - his camp is not happy about it.
Here's a quote from Condit's manager, Malki Kawa (via MMAMania.com).
"Carlos Condit didn't just step aside. GSP is choosing to fight Nick. Last I checked 'Carlos is the harder fight.' So I guess now he'll fight Nick. Wasn't our choice and (we're definitely) not happy about it, BUT it is what it is, and we'll figure some things out. In the meantime, I'm sure Dana White is going to make it worth his while."
One of the many questions to surface up following Dana White's announcement is what happens to the potential rematch between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva. Obviously, UFC could well target the 2-million PPV mark by putting both fights on the Superbowl weekend card, although UFC's return to Brazil seems now like the most-likely option for the rematch.
Further Reading: Nick Diaz calls out GSP