Oh, this is rich.
Nick Diaz was soundly defeated by Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre in the main event of UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" last night (Sat., March 16, 2013) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, losing all five rounds on the judges scorecard and hardly offering any offense en route to a one-sided defeat.
Despite that, and his calls to retire in the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, he's now asking for a rematch.
Indeed, in his follow up interview with FUEL TV, Diaz had the following to say about re-matching St.Pierre, who apparently hits like a girl:
"I want a rematch. Georges St-Pierre, if you'd give me a rematch, I‘d appreciate it because I could beat you. ... I'm trying to retire. I'm trying to get out of this gig. But I'd like a rematch. I think I can stop the takedowns and beat him. I'm not hurt. He hits like a woman. He hits like a girl because he's too scared to let go to get a real punch in."
The chances of Diaz getting his way are planted firmly somewhere between "slim" and "none." UFC President Dana White already revealed the promotion is committed to keeping true to its word that Johny Hendricks is the number one contender now that he defeated Carlos Condit in the co-main event of last night's show.
It helps that that bout was "Fight of the Night" and maybe "Fight of the Year" when the 2013 fight campaign is over.
For his part, St. Pierre told FUEL TV he's ready to move on from the entire Diaz experience. He also revealed he's on board with giving Hendricks the next shot at his 170-pound title because he now feels "Big Rig" is the next best guy in line.
"I want to fight the best guy and I think that's Johny Hendricks right now. ... I don't know when. I haven't taken a break since I came back from knee surgery. I need a vacation."
If it was up to you Maniacs would you rather see St. Pierre vs. Diaz one more time? Or is St. Pierre vs. Hendricks the right call?
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