Zahabi believes Nick Diaz is next in line for GSP

by Matt Erickson | source: mmafighting.com
 

"We haven't sat down to talk about (what's next)," Zahabi told Helwani. "I'm sure the UFC is going to want Nick Diaz. He deserves a shot. He's put on great performances and his last fight was extremely exciting."

Talk for a while has been that if St-Pierre beat Shields, he might move up to middleweight to challenge Anderson Silva. Silva next defends his title against Yushin Okami this fall in Rio de Janeiro. But Zahabi said not so fast on GSP moving up – though he wouldn't rule it out.

"If Georges went up (to 185) right now, he wouldn't have cleaned out the division because there's still Nick Diaz there," Zahabi said. "He's champion, so you can't say he doesn't deserve a shot. I can't confirm anything, but I see it as a possibility. They have two champions. It's always exciting to see two champions go at it. He has a great style. He has beautiful boxing, great jiu-jitsu, and it's very similar to his brother. It's not easy to fight a tall, lanky guy like that. And he's always very busy. It's a whole different style than Jake."

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