Throughout his sparkling UFC career, reigning welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre has been known as the genteel champ – nearly invincible inside the Octagon with an equally squeaky-clean record outside it. GSP’s record in the sport did all the talking for him.
Not any more.
The gauntlet was clearly laid down between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz in a heated and expletive-filled pre-fight conference call last week, as both fighters let fly with the trash talk. Goaded by Diaz’s comments that St-Pierre was pampered and coddled by the UFC, the usually-composed GSP went shot for shot over the phone with his opponent. While Nick Diaz probably wasn’t the most worthy fighter to get a welterweight title fight, it’s clear that St-Pierre has a personal score to settle with him after Diaz’s media no-shows derailed their last scheduled fight at UFC 137.
The fight card is already touted as being one of the best in recent memory, with other bouts featuring welterweights Carlos Condit against Johny Hendricks, as well as Jake Ellenberger taking on Nate Marquardt. However, fans will get to see something truly novel at UFC 158: an angry Georges St-Pierre setting foot into the Octagon come Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
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You can listen to the conference call yourself in all its uncensored glory here: