Georges St. Pierre says Nick Diaz fight was hype, Carlos Condit is true #1 ContenderPosted on September 29, 2011, 10:31 AM by Joey Santosus
Reigning Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who will look to make his seventh consecutive title defense when he meets Carlos Condit at UFC 137, discusses his opponent, as well as Nick Diaz's withdraw from the fight. St. Pierre says that while he was looking forward to facing Diaz, he believes that his new opponent, Condit, is the true number-one contender.
Georges St. Pierre
"Nick Diaz, he did not show up for the Press Conference and, like Lorenzo Fertitta said to me, if you don't show up for the Press Conference, we don't want to take the chance that he won't show up for the fight. I do not want to train eight-weeks for a fight and then at the end not fight and not be paid because a guy doesn't show up or a fighter doesn't show up for any reason. Nick Diaz is the fight that everyone wanted to see, including myslelf, I wanted to fight the guy a lot, but now after what happened, I cannot do anything. I might fight him another day. ... Condit is very good. I truly believe that Condit is the number-one contender. Nick Diaz is the fight that everone wanted to see because of the hype, but I believe Condit, in the UFC, is the number-one contender. He beat a lot of guys, like (Jake) Ellenberger. A lot of the best guys, he knocked them out cold, and I think he deserves a title shot."