Nick Diaz is known for saying and doing some outlandish things. But his claim that he was poisoned prior to his UFC 158 Welterweight title fight against former division champion Georges St-Pierre takes the cake.
“I think whoever tries to make that fight, I’m gonna have to give him a backhand slap,” Nick declared. “At the end of the day, I fought [St-Pierre], they poisoned my IV with some kind of weird ass drug. It put me to sleep!”
But was he really telling the truth?
During a recent appearance on the Joe Rogan experience podcast, St-Pierre made a bold confession that he did indeed poison the Stockton slugger to ease his fears for what was sure-to-be a tough challenge. He also enlisted the services of his alien friends.
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“I got to confess. I was so scared during this fight, so we tried to poison since I was so scared of fighting Nick Diaz so we poisoned his IV. But he survived so I was even more terrified. All of the athletic commission was on my payroll so they tripped away and then I made it. It went through so I was even more terrified. So then an alien abducted me and they put the gamma ray to increase my strength like The Hulk, like performance enhancing drug and the fight was still happening. So right before that, I put some glass and cement in my gloves and I still a crazy hard fight.”
Georges with the jokes.
Aside from the “poison” theory, the Diaz camp felt the athletic commission looked the other way when St-Pierre — their hometown hero — actually missed weight for the title fight.
On a more serious note, Georges was recently linked to a potential comeback fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 227 on Aug. 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. But that potential blockbuster scrap was axed since Nate isn’t in the business of facing “cheaters.”