GSP's 1st comments on bout with Diaz: I'm excited, I never avoid anybody

source: The Canadian Press

"I'm excited," St-Pierre told The Canadian Press from Rome, "because it's been a long time he's been talking about me, saying like he's the best, he was saying I was avoiding him and stuff. But I never avoid anybody."

St-Pierre says the time for talking is done.

"Now it's time to walk the walk. It's going to be a good fight."

St-Pierre was in Rome with some of his amateur wrestling training partners, who were competing in a meet there.

It was not immediately clear whether Diaz will vacate his Strikeforce title to challenge St-Pierre.

"For me, I don't care about the other title," St-Pierre said. "The title that means the most to me is UFC. It's the most prestigious one. The UFC is (like) the NFL of football, the Stanley Cup of hockey. That's the one that everyone's wants to have.

"I don't care about gaining the Strikeforce title. I'm a UFC guy and I want to stay in the UFC the rest of my career. That's where I belong."

Either way, St-Pierre says he is fighting for more than a championship belt.

"Right now I'm champion. I don't care about fighting for a title. I care about fighting the name and Nick Diaz, he's the guy to beat right now. He's the guy that a lot of people rank him even No. 1 so that's why I want to fight him."

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BigTDizzle site profile image  

6/4/11 12:40 AM by BigTDizzle

Is Diaz finally the guy to stop GSP from stealing his opposition's food out of their lunchbox in front of their mother while she's packing it? LOL! Seriously GSP is such a dominant welter-weight.

HexRei site profile image  

6/3/11 8:38 PM by HexRei

What I want to know is why he isnt fighting Overeem! I mean it's the natural progression at this point. Frenchie's scared!

ARTISTofMMA site profile image  

6/3/11 8:17 PM by ARTISTofMMA

Why does GSP hate sex??........... he can't finish!!!!!!!

Northside Strangler site profile image  

6/3/11 7:51 PM by Northside Strangler

He didn't seem too excited when Joe Rogan asked him about fighting Anderson

SinCityHustler site profile image  

6/3/11 7:35 PM by SinCityHustler

 They are both tremendous athletes but GSP is on record admitting that he isn't a fighter rather a martial artist.  And the not being a fighter couldn't be more spot on. 

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6/3/11 6:51 PM by SinCityHustler

 Has he disclosed anywhere what the final verudict was after the Shields fight when he sat down with sponsors, trainnig partners, management, etc. anddiscussed the Anderson fight?  I'm thinking they must have decided against it but haven't heard anything since.  

jct71 site profile image  

6/3/11 2:14 PM by jct71

That was funny but even Diaz kind of said that recently too.

JT29 site profile image  

6/3/11 12:14 PM by JT29

Glad to hear GSP also come out with these statement and also talk about how the strikeforce belt means nothing.

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6/3/11 12:13 PM by JT29

It's true GSP has never avoided a fight in his career, and he's not going to avoid picking Diaz up and slamming him as he pleases the way Rory did his brother.

jct71 site profile image  

6/3/11 11:22 AM by jct71

Since they are both ww champions, it makes more sense for GSP to fight Diaz before potentially losing to Silva then fighting Diaz coming off that loss.