Monday, June 27, 2022

St. Pierre Talks Diaz, Focused On Clearing Out Welterweight Division

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

George St. Pierre will face what some consider to be his last threat to the welterweight title at UFC 137 this Fall when he takes on Nick Diaz for the UFC Welterweight Championship and took a break from training at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in L.A to discuss Diaz and his future:

“He can throw punches, but he's a good mix [as an MMA fighter] too — a well-rounded guy who's on top of his game right now,” St-Pierre said of Diaz on Tuesday while talking with the LA Times.

“I don't want to have to go up in weight so much, then come back down and hurt my fighting because of it,” St-Pierre said. “I'm trying to learn from other people's mistakes. Silva walks around at 225 [pounds] to 230. My biggest is 185-190. So it's a situation where, 'Is it going to be fought at a catch weight?'

“After this [Diaz] fight, I need to reconsider my career, sit and talk with everyone. Right now, I'm only thinking about Nick Diaz.”

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