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Lost in translation, in a galaxy far-far away, somewhere between Stockton, Calif., and Saint Isidore, Quebec, Canada, Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre got all fired up for seemingly no good reason.
"Actually, I listened to it after all. I couldn’t understand at the moment what he was saying, referring some bad word. I thought he said like I was having sex with my own biological mother. That’s what he says to me. I got frustrated because I don’t like to be disrespected. I’m a nice guy man. You don’t disrespect me. So, I’m going to be disrespectful too, you know? I’m not like a lamb, I’m not going to let myself get disrespected. But, after that I listened to the conversation and my friend who is an English speaker said, ‘you guys are both out of line.’ I realize I was out of line, too. We were both talking about stuff that didn’t make any sense. I’m sure some scientist will listen to the tape 1,000 years from now and they will try to analyze the depth of our conversation and still not understand it. It was actually pretty funny."
-- You want to talk about mothers? You wanna talk about mothers! It's mother time, okay! Note to future Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contenders: If you want to get under the seemingly impenetrable steely exterior of 170-pound champion Georges. St. Pierre, just insinuate that he is having sex with his mother. That's what "Rush" thought Nick Diaz suggested during their epic UFC 158 conference call last week (listen to the full audio here), which immediately turned the typically cool, calm and collected French-Canadian into uncharacteristic trash talk mode. In fact. St. Pierre branded Diaz "uneducated," reminding him that he is in the position he is in because of the decisions that he made. There was a whole more to the back-and-forth rant, which will perhaps go down as one of the best UFC conference calls in history, but it appears that -- at least in the case of St. Pierre -- he got a little too fired up for nothing. Indeed, St. Pierre -- who claimed that he spoke better English than Diaz -- thought the Stockton insinuated he had some kind of modern-day Oedipus complex. However, upon further review, St. Pierre revealed after Diaz no-showed today open media workouts that he simply misunderstood Diaz's comments. It wouldn't be the first time, and it more than likely won't be the last. Haha! Oh, and by the way, St. Pierre and Diaz will settle their score this Saturday night (March 16, 2013) once and for all inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the UFC 158 main event. We think. And when fists and feet finally start to fly there will be no further misunderstandings. Mixed martial arts (MMA), the universal language of angst, uniting French-Canadians, Stocktonites and beyond. Embrace it.