Cesar Gracie continues to promote his fighter, Nick Diaz, saying that Diaz deserves the next shot at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre if he takes care of BJ Penn this Saturday night at UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz.
Gracie, while on The MMA Hour, feels like the UFC should jump Diaz over Carlos Condit, the man who was suppose to face GSP this coming weekend before the champion went down with a knee injury.
“This is the UFC so there’s always that chance. There’s no question about it that I will ask for that if Nick has a tremendous performance and he can finish BJ, I would ask for that (a championship match),” Gracie said. “But the biggest thing is if the fans want it. If the fans all ask for that, Dana (White) is a smart guy. He knows the sport is about the fans. So who knows?”
Diaz, of course, was originally suppose to face St-Pierre before no-showing several press events. The UFC moved Diaz out and Condit it, placing Diaz against Penn. Now, with the knee injury and cancellation of the GSP-Condit fight, Penn and Diaz will be the main event of UFC 137.