Step to the side Carlos Condit, as UFC President Dana White has announced Nick Diaz will get the next crack at UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre.

The semi-surprising news came at the post-event press conference for UFC 137 where it was stated Diaz-GSP is likely to go down over Super Bowl Weekend in 2012 with Condit accepting another fight on the same card. Condit would get the next fight against either Diaz or St-Pierre as long as he wins his bout.

“This is what I wanted since the beginning,” St-Pierre said. “Let’s do what was supposed to be done originally. I’ve always wanted this fight – now I want it even more. I can’t wait for Super Bowl Weekend.”

Diaz called out St-Pierre following his win over B.J. Penn Saturday night, claiming the champion pulled out of the Condit fight before because he was scared, not hurt. White talked with GSP after the event, as he was in Las Vegas to corner Francis Carmont on the show.

“I’ve known Georges St-Pierre since 2004, and he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, and he’s exactly the same no matter what the situation is or who he’s fighting. Since 2004, I’ve never seen him like he was tonight. Georges St-Pierre flipped out tonight after Nick Diaz was in the ring,” White explained. “Nick needs motivation – he’s got it. He’s gonna fight Georges St-Pierre.

“He’s the most disrespectful human being I’ve ever met, and I’m gonna put the worst beating you’ve ever seen on him in the UFC,” St. Pierre elaborated.

Diaz acknowledged his behavior had earned him the opportunity as much as his display in the cage, stating, “You gotta come off like that just to get a fight. I gotta be the bad guy. You point your finger and make me the bad guy. I’m the bad guy now, and now I get a fight.”


MMATraining Take: Well, everyone gets the fight they wanted all along with Diaz-GSP meeting up. I don’t think Diaz is going to like a fired-up St-Pierre, however, once they step inside the Octagon. Hopefully, Condit can survive whoever he gets in February and doesn’t lose his title shot.