Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is a well-known MMA fan. On Twitter Saturday, he was asked about the main event fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz.
O’Neal stated that he feels as though GSP is one of the best in the world, but will be rooting for Diaz in the bout. Shaq later went on to state that St-Pierre and Jon Jones are two of the best in the world, leaving out UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
George Pierre is probly the greatest ufc fighter besides jon bones jones but I gotta go wit my boy mr Diaz what u think #danawhite
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 16, 2013
“The Spider” took exception, and O’Neal quickly made up for it, posting, “I apologize Anderson Silva I forgot to put u on that greatest UFC fighter list I apologize sir my bad (won’t) ever happen again.”
Silva, who will meet Chris Weidman later this year, replied back with a heartfelt “Don’t let it happen again!:)”