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Dana White: UFC working on Georges St-Pierre vs Nate Diaz at lightweight

“This is prizefighting, not a sport. It makes sense in the business end of things.” — Josh Barnett

UFC 217: Bisping v St-Pierre Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

So much for all that “legacy” crap.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is attempting to lure former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre back to the Octagon with an easy lay up against the M.I.A. Nate Diaz at 155 pounds, because mixed martial arts (MMA) is not a real sport.

It’s prizefighting.

“We are working right now to put together a Georges St-Pierre versus Nate Diaz fight,” promotion president Dana White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “It is true, they would fight at 155 pounds.”

Sorry, Tyron.

Those fans who might actually get excited about St-Pierre vs. Diaz, rumored for UFC 227 in August, should rewatch the Stockton slugger’s lopsided loss to “Rush” stablemate Rory MacDonald at UFC 129, where he was taken down seven times in 15 minutes.

St-Pierre (26-2) holds a unanimous decision win over older brother Nick Diaz from UFC 158 and stepped away from combat sports (for the second time) after medical complications arose from his jump up to middleweight.

Nothing is official at this time and Diaz (19-11) — inactive since his 2016 twosome with a welterweight Conor McGregor — has been difficult to nail down (thanks to this), but you know what they say about money and bullshit.

Time to get up and stretch those legs?

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