The wait is over and one of the most anticipated fights of the year is going to happen tonight. Georges St. Pierre will look to retain his title against a fierce challenger in Nick Diaz. A lot of smack talking has led up to this fight, but now it’s up to them to show up tonight and bring it. Along with the main event, this may be a coming out party for Johny Hendricks if he’s able to defeat top contender in Carlos Condit. Both are very dangerous wherever the fight goes, it looks to be an interesting one.
UFC 158: GSP vs. Diaz Pre-fight Press Conference Photos
This was the first time I’ve ever seen Georges St. Pierre veer away from his usual talking points. Whether you feel Nick Diaz has gotten under GSP’s skin, there’s definitely a different energy during this press conference. I can’t wait for this fight. Also, there were other fighters at the press conference, but only Johny Hendricks fielded a couple questions outside of the main event fighters.
UFC 158: GSP vs. Diaz
This is a fight I’ve been waiting for since Strikeforce was bought by Zuffa several years back. it’s finally here, Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz. It’s the classic good vs. bad storyline here, and they’re both playing their parts well. Along with this Welterweight Championship match, we have several other Welterweights wanting to get that #1 contender spot with the Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks. It’s going to be a fun card to watch.
Main Card (PPV)
- Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz
- Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks
- Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt
- Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi
- Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher
Preliminary Card (FX)
- Patrick Côté vs. Bobby Voelker
- Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins
- Dan Miller vs. Jordan Mein
- John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
- Rick Story vs. Quinn Mulhern
- T.J. Dillashaw vs. Issei Tamura
- Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo
- George Roop vs. Reuben Duran
“I am trying to make it so the ref has to jump in and save your life.”
— Carlos Condit, UFC Welterweight
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Main Event Photos from Kelvin Kuo
There were some amazing highlights from the UFC 143 main event between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. You had it all from both fighters, the technical striking from Condit and the unforgettable trash talking by Diaz. Condit even mentioned Diaz saying, “So we’re throwing spinning shit now…” when he threw a spinning back fist during the fight. Now, that’s classic Diaz.
(Photos via Kelvin Kuo/US Presswire)
QUESTION: What’s next for both Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz?