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UFC 183's Nick Diaz: Georges St-Pierre scared to fight Anderson Silva, running his mouth

And he should keep his opinions to himself.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre recently gave his take on the upcoming "super fight" between former Middleweight champ, Anderson Silva, and former No. 1-ranked 170-pound contender, Nick Diaz (read it here).

The fight -- which is set to pop off at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada -- is going to be contested at 185 pounds, which is bad for Diaz, according to "Rush," because it's Silva's domain. In St-Pierre's assessment, the fight would be more competitive if Diaz would've lobbied for a catchweight -- perhaps 180 pounds -- and he probably would have even given the edge to the Stockton slugger to pull out the victory.

During a recent interview on "The MMA Hour," Diaz fired back at St-Pierre, saying that it's not his place to opine on what a fighter should or should have not done. Especially in this instance because the Canadian was presented with the challenge first, but was to scared to take it.

His take:

"The thing about old Georges is that he's not doing the fight. He didn't take the fight. He barely said two things, and just like that. But, he didn't want to fight, he's scared to do the fight. He's scared to do the fight at 185 pounds, and he thinks we have so much in common and he thinks that maybe I didn't want to do the fight at 185 pounds. How does he know? Who knows, maybe I'll have a hard time making weight. I'll come in skinny as shit, Georges packs on like 20 pounds of muscle. That's all I have to do to fight at 185 pounds. So, you can look at it however you want. But, the thing is, the fact is, he doesn't take into consideration what's what when it comes to what's really going down. This, you know, he doesn't have to show up on weight. It doesn't mean I'm not going to fight him. But, the fact is we are both going to walk out there and I am going to be a lot smaller if I try to make a catch weight and my opponent decides he doesn't want to make weight. Then I have a real issue to deal with. That's a possibility. I'm not concerned about who gets fined a little small 10-percent (of purse) because you didn't make weight. As far as I know, Anderson Silva has always made weight. The fact is, you don't know what the fuck you're talking about until your actually the guy in the driver's seat. So you can either fucking run your mouth or you can be the bull and do what you gotta do. That's where I'm at. I don't go ahead and give my opinion on what a fighter should have done or would've done because I'm not them. You don't know what's what, all the details. But, he's gonna have things to say, he can say what he wants to say."

Diaz is not impressed with your opinion, Georges.

In fairness, St-Pierre's comment were not intended maliciously -- he was simply giving his take on the fight and said that Diaz's chances against Silva are greater than most. Still, Diaz doesn't like the fact that his former foe is dishing out advice.

As far as the weight, Diaz doesn't expect it to play a big difference in the bout because Silva isn't a "big, strong guy" who likes to get through a fight based on his power and strength.

It's more like speed and skill.

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