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Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian Offer Up Picks For GSP-Nick Diaz

UFC Tonight hosts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian offered up their predictions for Saturday’s main event fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz. The UFC welterweight title bout will be the featured contest at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz.

Sonnen, who is scheduled to face Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title next month, went with the champion to retain, saying, “Put me down for the current champion. I think he leaves with the title. This is going to be a war. This is a fight that they both want.

“This isn’t about rankings, this isn’t about titles; this is about respect and it’s going down Saturday night.”

Florian, a frequent workout partner of GSP’s in Canada at the Tristar Gym, said, “Nick Diaz is my favorite fighter, as far as excitement. He always delivers. But, Georges St-Pierre has the perfect game to beat Nick.”

Sonnen went with Johny Hendricks over Carlos Condit in the co-main event, and Jake Ellenberger to defeat Nate Marquardt. Florian, meanwhile, selected Condit and Ellenberger.