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UFC 158 Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz: Pre fight Interview and Poll

In this video Georges gives his thoughts on the upcoming UFC 158 bout against Nick Diaz on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 7pm/10pm PT/ET airing live on Pay-Per-View from Montréal, Québec at the Bell Centre.  Without further ado check out Georges thoughts on the upcoming fight courtesy of our friends at the UFC.

UFC 158: Prefight Press Conference

With the reigning welterweight champion, GSP, having successfully recaptured his title, there’s no time to catch his breath. The next title defense for GSP is by way of Nick Diaz. These two have quite a history of trash talk and apparent bad blood between them. Below are some videos regarding the recent press conference, catch the press conference in its entirety with GSP and Nick Diaz below. This is a fight I personally can not wait to see.

Dana White gives his thoughts on the upcoming event, the future of the welterweight division and the future of the UFC and its partnership with Fox.

UFC 158: Press Conference GSP vs Nick Diaz

UFC 158 Sat Mar 16 live on Pay-Per-View and set in Canada, the welter weight belt will be contested by Nick Diaz.  The fight which was the buzz of the MMA world, back before Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz fought for the right to call themselves the #1 contender, is back in effect and mma fans couldn’t be happier.  Below is a video, from a UFC prefight press conference, where both fighters give their views about the upcoming bout.

What was with Nick Diaz’s comment on Canadian steroid testing all about anyway?

UFC 143: Results

Main card

Carlos Condit defeats Nick Diaz in a fast paced 5 round fight, by decision, to become the new interim welterweight champion.

Fabricio Werdum takes out Roy Nelson by way of unanimous decision. (Fight of the Night)

Josh Koshcheck squeaks out a win over Mike Pierce in a split decision

Renan Barao wins over Scott Jorgensen in a unanimous decision

Ed Herman chokes out Clifford Starks via rear-naked choke

Undercard

Dustin Poirier submits Max Holloway with an impressive full mount triangle/armbar combination (Submission of the Night)

Edwin Figueroa edges out Alex Caceres by a split decision

Matt Brown TKO’d Chris Cope in the second round

Matt Riddle defeats Henry Martinez in a somewhat contraversial split decision

Rafael Natal get the win over Michael Kuiper by unanimous decision

Stephen Thompson knocks out Dan Stittgen in the first round (Knockout of the Night)

That sums it up for UFC 143 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Be sure to tune into UFC on Fuel TV this Wednesday 2/15/2012 at Omaha Civic Auditorium Arena in Omaha, NE

Diaz Tests Positive for Marijuana use Following UFC 143 vs Carlos Condit

Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his loss to Carlos Condit in their UFC 143 bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.  It appears that the Nevada State Athletic Commission did not find that any other fighter, fighting in UFC 143, tested positive for any other illegal drugs.

This appears to be Nick Diaz’s second violation of marijuana use following a matchup.  The first such incident came in 2007, at Strikeforce, when Nick Diaz tested positive following a submission victory over Takanori Gomi.  Following the discovery of illegal usage, the first time at Strikeforce, Diaz’s win was changed to a no-contest and the fighter was suspended for six months.  For the results of the test following his loss against Carlos Condit the fighter has already had a complaint filed against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Should fighters have such strict penalties implemented against them after testing positive for marijuana use?  Being an MMA fighter for such a large organization as the UFC is a job like none other, but it is a job none the less.  If a fighter knows that they will be tested for drugs following a performance it is then that fighters responsibility to abide by those rules.  However, for a drug that has no proven athletic enhancing abilities, in fact quite the opposite could be argued, should fighters be subject to losing their victory and suspended for such a long duration?  Fighters facing fines or criminal prosecution for breaking the laws and regulations, implaced by the NSAC, should have some accountability, but are we saying that a fighter who tests positive for marijuana has an edge over his opponent who doesn’t?  Are the penalties in place by the NSAC sufficient when it comes to drug testing, or should there be some revision done by the commission?

UFC 143: Match Ups

UFC 143 is set to air, this Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 10pm est, and the main event has many mma fans waiting with much anticipation.  The event will begin on Facebook, then move to FX and finally it will wrap up on Pay-Per-View.

Facebook Prelims

Rafael Natal (13-3-1) vs Michael Kuiper (11-0-0)

Dan Stittgen (7-1-0) vs Stephen Thompson (5-0-0)

FX Prelims

Dustin Poirier (11-1-0) vs Max Holloway (4-0-0)

Alex Caceres (6-4-0) vs Edwin Figueroa (8-1-0)

Matt Brown (14-11-0) vs Chris Cope (5-3-0)

Matthew Riddle (5-3-0) vs Henry Martinez (8-1-0)

Pay-Per-View

Ed Herman (19-7-0) vs Clifford Starks (8-0-0)

Renan Barao (29-1-0) vs Scott Jorgensen (13-4-0)

Josh Koscheck (18-5-0) vs Mike Pierce (13-4-0)

Roy Nelson (17-6-0) vs Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1)

Nick Diaz (27-7-1) vs Carlos Condit (27-5-0)

Diaz and Condit will fight for the interim welterweight title, as GSP is currently rehabilitating an injury.

GSP, on the lookout for UFC 143

It looks as though things are starting back up for the UFC Welterweight champion, Georges ‘Rush’ St Pierre (22-2-0), where he recently posted a video to youtube stating that he’s looking forward to UFC 143 where Nick Diaz (26-7-0) will meet Carlos Condit (27-5-0) for the interim welterweight championship.  The winner of Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit will ultimately have to validate the title by facing off against GSP when he’s received the go ahead from his doctors.

It seems as though most fight fans are writing Carlos Condit off, as though he is just waiting to become a Nick Diaz highlight reel.  Nick Diaz has become a household name for many fight fans, but the fact is that Carlos Condit is a very game opponent for anyone in the welterweight division.  For fight fans not entirely familiar with Carlos Condit we have secured a short video of some of his fight footage, all rights belong to the UFC and ZUFFA for the following footage shown.

Diaz to fight Penn at UFC 137

The UFC President tweeted today that Nick Diaz would be back on UFC 137 as the co main event of the show.  Nick Diaz who had originally been scheduled to fight Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, will now take on BJ Penn.  According to mmajunkie.com

The UFC president today tweeted that Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been re-booked to meet Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 137, which takes place on Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Nick Diaz was removed from the main event very recently as he pulled two no shows for press conferences that were set up to help promote the fight.  Diaz posted a brief video in response to the news.  According to mmajunkie.com

“I was out in San Francisco, last-minute, trying to get on an airplane to go to a press conference for the UFC,” Diaz says in the video. “They wanted me to fight for the title against Georges St-Pierre. Now they’re telling me they’re going to give the fight to Carlos Condit, which I think is ridiculous. Georges thinks it’s a great idea because Carlos Condit poses an even greater threat. So I guess that just leaves me out.”

Even with Diaz coming from a 10 fight win streak in Strikeforce, and Penn having a disappointing tie vs Jon Fitch at UFC 127 it still looks like a great match for fight fans.  Diaz with his unorthodox boxing, high level jiu jitsu, vs BJ Penn with his disciplined boxing style and high level jiu jitsu.  No matter which way it goes it appears MMA fight fans are the real winners.

References

MMAjunkie.com Staff on Sep 07, 2011, Diaz apologizes for missing UFC 137 “beauty pageant,” proclaims he’s ready to fight, Retrieved online 09/08/2011 from http://mmajunkie.com/news/25135/diaz-apologizes-for-missing-ufc-137-beauty-pageant-proclaims-hes-ready-to-fight.mma