Georges St. Pierre: Nick Diaz has fought very well, but I know I have his numberPosted on December 6, 2011, 03:29 PM by Joey Santosus
"I truly believe (Nick Diaz) deserves the fight. He's a fight that I want and a fight that everybody wants to see. Let's do it. He's a very good boxer, probably one of the best in mixed martial arts. Also very good jiu-jitsu. But I believe I'm better than him everywhere. He's fought very well, but I know I have his number. I will beat him." - For more from Georges St. Pierre, visit The Montreal Gazette
Nick Diaz is great, but Georges St. Pierre is better.
At least, that's according to the Welterweight champ, who says Diaz is deserving of a title shot, but will lose come Super Bowl weekend.
Initially scheduled to meet in a "Champion vs. Champion" bout at UFC 137, the on-again, off-again showdown between St. Pierre and Diaz was eventually pushed back to February 4th. In the time since, "The Stockton Bad Boy" has proven his worth by battering former multi-division title holder B.J. Penn en-route to a lopsided decision victory. While "GSP" acknowledges the diverse skillset that Diaz brings to the cage, he maintains confidence that he'll "have his number" come UFC 143. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Is St. Pierre really better than the Cesar Gracie fighter "everywhere?" If not, where does Diaz's advantage(s) lie?
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