UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who is currently rehabbing a surgically repaired ACL, reacts to the outcome of last weekend’s UFC 143 main event and discusses Nick Diaz‘s possible retirement. Though St. Pierre admits to being disappointed by Diaz’s defeat, he insists that he wants to fight the more skilled challenger, and says that Carlos Condit is the “best man.”
Georges St. Pierre
“I’m disappointed because of all of the build-up for the fight. Emotionally, I wanted to fight Nick Diaz. Carlos won the fight, he fought smart, and it is what it is. Carlos is an incredible martial artist. I want to fight the best man, so Carlos is the best man. It was a close fight, it could have went either way. I wouldn’t have been surprised if it went either way. I do believe that maybe Carlos won the judges’ decision because he used more weapons and he was more flamboyant than Diaz. But, on the other side, Diaz was – at the end he took the back. It was a tough fight. I just don’t know what to say. I’m not surprised by the result, but I’m disappointed a little bit.
(Diaz’s retirement announcement) upset me. But, what can I do? I want to be the best. I don’t want to be second or third. I want to be number-one, and to be number-one, I’ve got to fight the number-one guy.”