A former double champion in the UFC, Georges St-Pierre is hopeful that his previous opponent will one day fight for a world title.
Nick Diaz and St-Pierre faced each other in 2013. The final results had “Rush” ahead on the scorecards. With the return of the elder Diaz brother looming over this weekend, St-Pierre is rooting for Nick Diaz and is holding out that he will one day fight for a world title. Last night, the two-division titleholder completed the last leg of his arduous MMA journey by being inducted into The UFC Hall of Fame.
As we draw closer to the five-round non-title fight, St-Pierre expressed optimism about Nick Diaz one day capturing gold at the highest level. Speaking with MMA Fighting, St-Pierre was curious about the superstar’s return and hopes that no money was left on the table after intense negotiations were made to make the fight happen.
“That’s a big X-factor. Would he come back as good as he was, or this layoff will have a negative impact on him? I don’t know. I just hope that he will come back as good as he (was) because I’m afraid that he left a lot of money on the table, and I hope I’m wrong, and I hope he comes back even better than he was and he goes for a shot for the title. I’m a huge fan. St-Pierre said. I really enjoy watching him fight.”
A fan of his former nemesis, St-Pierre is interested to see the return of Nick Diaz. The Canadian legend relayed worry about the financial ramifications of Diaz’s re-entry into the promotion. However, he is optimistic that fans could see the return of something extraordinary this weekend at UFC 266.
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