GSP: I'm playing mind games with Diaz


Many fans feel that Nick Diaz has gotten into the head of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Yesterday's pre-fight press conference did little to dispell the notion, as Nick Diaz dominated the proceedings, at one point causing GSP to sputter "You really think I'm scared of you? You are crazy in the head."

UFC president Dana White thinks there is a method to Diaz's compelling madness.

"As crazy as Nick Diaz is, I think there is a strategy behind everything he does and says," said White.

At the media workout, St-Pierre himself admitted that the absent Diaz had gotten to him.

"Diaz got into my head," conceded the champ simply.

However, St-Pierre says it is he who is in Diaz's head, too.

"I play a bit of a mind game, but I never talk about it because it's one of my tricks," said St-Pierre says. "Now that you said it, I'm sure other people will hear it and ask me questions about it. Unfortunately, I won't be able to answer. It's part of my strategy."

As Yoga Berra explained definitively “90% of the game is half mental.” Do you think Diaz is winning the mental game thus far? Or is it GSP? Or, does it even matter  - was Mike Tyson right when he said "Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth."


tags: UFC 158   Nick Diaz (detail)  GSP   Georges St-Pierre (detail)     


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RileyPust site profile image  

3/16/13 12:52 PM by RileyPust

This is what happens when Stevie Wonder lets his seeing eye dog make posts on the UG for him.

uberpinscher site profile image  

3/16/13 12:35 PM by uberpinscher

Lol so funny he like "in"

chaplinshouse site profile image  

3/16/13 12:28 PM by chaplinshouse

Oh Georges...  those scary Canadian grade school thugs must have really done a number.  all his alpha accomplishments and he's still haunted by it Nick isn't playing mind games and neither is Georges.  Nick is being Nick, Georges is.... trying to say "nu-uh, didn't bodder me, it is I who bodder YOU! booga booga!"   eee lift is arm, i lift my arm.  eee talk trash, but i am one step above him! rar! 

figure four site profile image  

3/16/13 6:14 AM by figure four

Diaz always makes the first move... he did it again with his elbow by placing it above GSP's purposely.Look at the Helwani interview with GSP...GSP looked pissed a few times - when he mentioned the PEDs and when Helwani told him that the fans wanted him to be the aggressor for 25 minutes and really go after him.LOL GSP's face was lit up and responded with his normal bs cover story - "i will fight for KO or submission...hopefully"GSP will lay and pray and he knows shame in it since he is the best at it...even Diaz knows it.If he holds me down and holds on - that is what GSP will do...

FunDeath4u site profile image  

3/16/13 5:27 AM by FunDeath4u

Other than strike with him. Or sub him.

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3/16/13 3:41 AM by Wicked smahtMF


norcal3737 site profile image  

3/16/13 2:14 AM by norcal3737

yea idk...i heard a LOT of cheers for diaz.

ShowtimeWreckedMyLeever site profile image  

3/16/13 12:39 AM by ShowtimeWreckedMyLeever

I think when gsp did that it waa to show nick who's yard they are in. Nick flexes crowd boos gsp does it they went nuts

The Cooler site profile image  

3/16/13 12:07 AM by The Cooler

ty sir!

ShawnTheBadger site profile image  

3/15/13 11:12 PM by ShawnTheBadger

I do not understand your point?  All over the place is standard-operating-procedure for Nick.