UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz made history on Thursday, taking over a conference call to help promote UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz. If the war of words the two exchanged over the better-half of the call didn’t excite you for the upcoming fight, you might want to check your pulse.
Typically, UFC president Dana White answers the majority of the questions from the media, but nobody really had to ask much with GSP and Diaz going off.
The issue started after Diaz and St-Pierre were asked about the promo for the event in which GSP informed White that he wants the fight with the former Strikeforce champion.
Below are some of the highlights and exchanges the two had with one another, miles apart on a phone. Next Saturday night, they will step inside the Octagon.
Nick Diaz: “I think (GSP) was out of line a little (on calling him disrespectful). I just think we are both martial artist. I like to be considered for who I am and I just come from a background of MMA fighters that are not just a joke.”
Diaz: “Fans want to see (a fight). I lost a (expletive number) of fights, but I am here to fight because people know what they want to see. They want to see a real skill level, real boxing, see it put together, mix it up. They don’t want to see five minutes of holding, which I think people should be point-deducted for, they should have to make action, but that is that; people should be able to see that better, maybe one day.”
Here’s where things get interesting, as St-Pierre is asked about Diaz calling him pampered. Before GSP could answer, Diaz stated, “I hope so (expletive).
GSP: “Let me tell you something, you uneducated fool, listen to me. What I have…..”
Diaz: “You do a great job explaining, making things real. I’m not stupid.”
GSP: “You look pretty smart right now.”
Diaz: “Say what you are going to say, I can understand you.”
GSP: “I am not always been like this, not always been rich. I start from the bottom, make myself, work very hard to be where I am. Maybe you will never succeed. I don’t think you are smart enough to understand all you should do to reach that point. But, what I do, talk about stuff people do for me, when you reach a point for your business, you need a team to work for you to make money rolling.”
Diaz: “That sounds nice Georges. If I wore tight shorts, got a haircut, got buttered up halfway through…maybe it would work out. You don’t know where I come from, nobody wants to come out here.”
GSP: “You don’t know anything about me man.”
GSP: “I speak English better than you. I don’t understand half the words you are saying.”
Diaz: “You are out of line, rapping that (expletive), out of (expletive) line.”