Diaz Explains Why He Called Out Georges St. Pierre
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Following UFC 137, Nick Diaz made it clear that he didn_t want to have to play the bad guy to get big fights, but that also didn_t mean he wouldn_t.
Diaz called UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137 and this week he explained why he felt he had to do that:
"I had to come out and do what I had to do and fight, and come out all dramatic and act up, and next thing you know, I got a fight, so I_m sure he can_t blame me for that. That fight is important anyway because that_s the fight that people want to see because I beat all of these important people. I have three Strikeforce belts. If I was him, I would be asking to fight me. If he would have automatically asked for it, then we wouldn_t be in this situation he_s in where he_s not saying nothing. He should have said, _This is who I want to fight._ It_s not about being a challenger; it_s about who is champion at the weight. I_m holding three titles, you know? And I got that DREAM champion too, so you can make that four. It_s just as important as anything else and I know I would want to fight another champion before I would want to fight a high contender. Even if I know that high contender is better than the champion, I would still want to fight the champion because he_s considered the best guy. That_s the route I would have took."
Props: Fight Hype
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