Georges St. Pierre: I hope Nick Diaz shows up for the press conferences because I really want to fight him (Video)

Immediately following his win over B.J. Penn at UFC 137 back on Oct. 29, Nick Diaz called out Georges St. Pierre in the hopes that he would receive a second chance at the title shot he forfeited for flaking on a few press conference appearances.

It worked.

That's because UFC President Dana White claimed St. Pierre was angry enough to track him down and outright demand the fight be made for UFC 143 on Feb. 4, 2012. So the bout was put together and now the two will tussle in "Sin City."

But "Rush" has had some time to cool off now and he no longer holds any ill will towards Diaz, if he ever did. He still really wants to fight him, but he doesn't necessarily think he's such a bad guy anymore.

"I think he's very smart, in a way," said St. Pierre. "I don't think he's a bad person, I think he disrespected me to push me to try to have a title shot. And I just hope he shows up for the press conferences and all his responsibilities that's around the fight to make this fight happen because I want to fight him."

I think we can all agree, White will do everything in his power to ensure this welterweight championship fight goes off without a hitch. There's far too much money on the line for any more snafus.

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