Georges St-Pierre has no interest in returning to the Octagon for a rematch with Nick Diaz.
Back in March 2013, St-Pierre and Diaz did battle in the main event of UFC 158. At the time, St-Pierre was the UFC welterweight champion. “Rush” successfully defended his gold via unanimous decision.
St-Pierre Doesn’t Care For Diaz Rematch
“I don’t know what to say… he’s one of my biggest adversaries. Even if we only fought once, we are very different personalities. I think that’s why the clash of the personalities makes it very interesting. But I’m retired now, I don’t want to go back and fight.”
St-Pierre went on to say that a second outing with Diaz wouldn’t benefit him.
“I don’t want to fight his brother, Nick Diaz, it’s not interesting for me. There’s nothing I can gain from that. The risk is not worth the reward… There’s nothing good that can come out of it, even if I win. I think the odds will favor me and expect me to win, and if I lose it will be a complete disaster. I don’t want to put myself into another training camp and make all the sacrifices of a three-month training camp for that type of fight. It’s not worth it for me.”
St-Pierre last competed back in Nov. 2017. He captured the middleweight gold from Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 217. St-Pierre vacated the title the following month. When St-Pierre’s efforts to get a bout with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t pan out, he decided to retire.