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Georges St. Pierre: Nick Diaz is the most disrespectful human being I've ever met and I'm going to put the worst beating on him

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Believe it or not, those are the words of soft spoken UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre.

The French-Canadian king of the 170-pound mountain will put up with quite a bit without losing his cool but apparently being called out by Nick Diaz in the center of the Octagon was enough to send him over the edge.

Enough so, in fact, that St. Pierre "rushed" to find UFC President Dana White to tell him to put Carlos Condit on hold, he wants Diaz and he wants him now.

Here's how White described it at the UFC 137 post-fight press conference:

"I've known Georges St. Pierre since 2004. He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met, and he's always exactly the same no matter what the situation is, no matter who he's fighting. Since 2004, I've never seen him like he was tonight. Georges St. Pierre flipped out tonight after Nick Diaz was in the ring, and Nick needs motivation, he's got it. He's going to fight Georges St. Pierre. (St. Pierre) said, and I quote -- you're going to think I'm full of sh*t but this is the truth -- I quote, 'He's the most disrespectful human being I've ever met, and I'm going to put the worst beating you've ever seen on him in the UFC.'"

Following his incredible win over B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC 137 last night (Oct. 29, 2011), Diaz went after St. Pierre, who was ringside, in the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

"I don't think St. Pierre's injured, I think he's scared."

"GSP" wants to prove he ain't scared, homie, by locking horns with the California native sooner rather than later. In fact, the champ released an official statement declaring his intentions:

"This is what I wanted since the beginning. Let's do what was supposed to be done originally. I've always wanted this fight. Now I want it even more. I can't wait for Super Bowl weekend."

An unfortunate casualty in all this is Carlos Condit, who's gone through an absolute roller coaster ride that just didn't stop.

He was originally scheduled to fight B.J. Penn in the co-main event of UFC 137 until Diaz squandered his title shot and Condit was asked to move up to the headlining slot opposite St. Pierre. Then the champion went down with a knee injury, so "The Natural Born Killer" decided to wait and was taken off the card altogether.

Now, he's been pushed to the side for Diaz. While White claimed he did so willingly, apparently that's not the case. Either way, he's been promised a number one contender bout on the same Super Bowl weekend fight card the St. Pierre vs. Diaz bout will take place on.

And the fact is, you'd be hard pressed to find a large contingent of fans that feel bad for Condit. It's not often Georges St. Pierre shows any emotion other than happiness.

Nick Diaz lit a fire under his ass and the world wants to watch it burn until we see if he can extinguish it on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It's early and emotions are still high, Maniacs, but what do you think of the new, pissed off version of St. Pierre?

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