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Old 03-14-2013, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana White says Nick Diaz followed GSP around hotel.

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Everyone has been wondering what Nick Diaz did to get Georges St-Pierre so rattled that he personally called UFC president Dana White to ask him for their main event fight at UFC 158.

Diaz has obviously tried everything under the sun to press the buttons to get under St-Pierre’s skin, but it’s well documented that it’s nothing new to the Canadian champion who has been called out, criticized and insulted by almost every opponent he’s ever faced.

Now White has revealed the real incident that caused the rift and it goes all the way back to 2011 when Diaz called out St-Pierre at UFC 137 following his win over B.J. Penn.

White was a guest on the Jim Rome Show on Wednesday and he told the story about how Diaz literally stalked St-Pierre around the event’s host hotel looking to fight him, and it obviously wasn’t about finishing their business in the Octagon.

“Nobody has talked about this, I haven’t said anything about it, but at one of the fights, the one where he really starts calling Georges out, he was chasing Georges around the hotel and like yelling at him and stuff. Georges thought he was going to try to fight him in the hotel. He was just waiting for the elevator doors to open and see Nick Diaz,” White explained when speaking to Rome.

“Like at the last fight where he said all that stuff after his last fight when he said all that stuff about Georges, he was really messing with Georges bad at the fight, like trying to fight him at the hotel. That really pissed Georges off.”

White downplayed the reality of Diaz actually fighting St-Pierre in the hotel (although Diaz has fought an opponent in a hospital before), but said the incident caused the Canadian to snap and work very hard to eventually get a shot at the Stockton bad boy.

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“I don’t think that would ever happen, but Georges St-Pierre felt like it was,” said White. ”Georges has said publicly many times when he was younger he used to get bullied. That’s what got him into martial arts. He just has this crazy thing about bullies and he thinks Nick Diaz is a bully.”

St-Pierre has faced criticism over his last five fights for all of them ending in decision, but from the sound of things, he’s focused on not only beating Diaz but obliterating him in the Octagon.

“Georges St-Pierre I talked to him last week, he said ‘Dana, you have no idea what I’m going to do to this kid, I wanna make him retire’,” said White

St-Pierre gets his chance on Saturday night in Montreal at UFC 158

http://www.mmaweekly.com/dana-white-...m-around-hotel

Lol i wouldnt be surprised one bit if it was someone else instead of GSP and a fight broke out. Only reason it probably didnt is because GSP was probably mature and just avoided the guy.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow.
I laughed.

Only Diaz would stoop that low.
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Kinda suspicious that in a big hotel, no one caught wind of that at the time. Yet when it's time to hype the fight, it comes to the surface. Already got some Diaz haters riled up
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Lol, more Dana Hyperbole. GSP said he saw Diaz once in the foyer or something and Nick mouthed off to him. thats it.
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These stories always come from Dana. Never the press. Dana hyperbole is right.
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Muhammad Ali use to do the same thing but is now considered one of the greatest of all time. I've read he use to go outside his opponents houses and call them out to a fight, this was done to convince them he was crazy to get under their skin.

I think Nick Diaz is smarter than some give him credit for, the man earned himself a title shot after a loss, Chael Sonnen did the same and is considered super smart for doing it.


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Clay began taunting and provoking Liston beginning almost immediately after the two agreed to fight. He purchased a bus emblazoned with the words "Liston Must Go In Eight" and drove it to Liston's home in Denver, waking the champion (with the press in tow) at 3:00am shouting, "Come on out of there. I'm gonna whip you now." During training, Clay took to driving his entourage in the bus to the site in Surfside, Florida where Liston (nicknamed the 'Big Bear') was training, and repeatedly called Liston the "big, ugly bear".[5] Liston grew increasingly irritated as the motor-mouthed Clay continued hurling insults ("After the fight I'm gonna build myself a pretty home and use him as a bearskin rug. Liston even smells like a bear. I'm gonna give him to the local zoo after I whup him... if Sonny Liston whups me, I'll kiss his feet in the ring, crawl out of the ring on my knees, tell him he's the greatest, and catch the next jet out of the country."). Clay insisted to a skeptical press that he would knock out Liston in eight rounds.

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Muhammed Ali was a total prick, despite what you think about his boxing skills. His behaviour towards Joe Frazier was even worse.
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Lol, more Dana Hyperbole. GSP said he saw Diaz once in the foyer or something and Nick mouthed off to him. thats it.
Yeah I was about to come in and tell everyone to consider the source here. Dana is a compulsive liar. Just look at who the source is and the timing of this story. It's pretty much a complete lie, at the very best you can stretch it to an extremely exaggerated version of semi true story.
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how quickly you believe ole dana, bullshite it never happened I have a friend that stayed around all the hotel areas for that event and nothing happened he said at all, also this is old news so why not bring it up back when the fight was originally gonna happen? because it's dana and he wants more ppv buys.
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