Take a ride in the 209 with suspended UFC welterweight Nick Diaz, who gives his picks for UFC 154 while bad-mouthing the skills of reigning welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
"Then you look at Georges, like Georges is a fucking pussy. So if he takes a punch from Condit it's like, 'what are you gonna do, bro? You can't take that punch!' You'll see Condit come out, boom, boom, and all of a sudden Georges has fallen victim and it's terrible. Georges can't take those punches like that. He's got Freddie Roach in there babying him up, I don't think he's doing any serious work with anybody, I don't think he's giving anybody any serious work. I don't think they'd be confident having him spar with somebody that's going to put real punches on him."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz (via Middle Easy) who's currently doing time on the sidelines for flunking his UFC 143 post-fight drug test, deconstructs the striking ability of reigning 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre, who successfully unified the division titles by taking a unanimous decision victory over Carlos Condit at the UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (Nov. 17, 2004) in Montreal. "Rush" has often raised questions about his stand up, which disappears when the going gets rough in favor of unstoppable wrestling and brutal ground-and-pound. Still, until someone defeats him, it's hard to be critical of the champ's method of attack. Will Diaz be that guy if (and when) they eventually hook 'em up?
Hear more from the Stockton slugger, including his fairly accurate prediction of "St. Pierre vs. Condit" (as well as why that style of offense would falter if employed against Diaz) in the video below.