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Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz Confirmed For UFC 137

“U wanted it! U GOT IT!!!”

Those words set the MMA world on fire on Wednesday afternoon when UFC president Dana White confirmed via his official Twitter account the super-fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.

The bout, which will be for the UFC welterweight championship, is locked in for UFC 137 on October 29. The fight will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Both GSP and Diaz have gone undefeated since 2007, compiling a total of 19 wins between the two of them.

Diaz has gone 10-0 since his previous loss, picking up victories in the Strikeforce cage over the likes of Frank Shamrock, Scott Smith, Hayato Sakurai, K.J. Noons and Paul Daley, along the way.

On the other side of town, GSP has picked up nine-straight wins in the UFC octagon over the likes of Josh Koscheck (twice), Matt Hughes, Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn and most recently, Diaz’s training partner Jake Shields.

Diaz was initially scheduled to enter professional boxing, reportedly challenging former world champion Jeff Lacy in his first bout. Those plans are officially scratched, as the Stockton boy will re-enter the UFC octagon for the first time since UFC 65 in November of 2006, to challenge the seemingly unbeatable St. Pierre for his world championship.

  • cheesehandler

    i hate gsp…the guys over rated…so hes won a few fights and keep hes title big whoop wanna fight about it….whens the last time he beat someone with some credibility? whens the last time he finihsed someone? and i hate how for every fight he comes in saying i know what this guy wants to do to me but he dont know what i want to do to him…..that stupid french fuck

  • Nick Diaz is going to destroy GSP. GSP would still be mentally neutered, and if that happens Diaz is going to wail on him. Diaz goes all over. There’s no “safe fighting” when he’s involved.

  • vkmgetaclue

    So dana white needs to stop promising stuff. First when ufc bought strikeforce, he said they would stay seperate and we would never see superfights. Well, since he only owns 8% of ufc and zuffa owns the majority, zuffa knows what the people want and where the money is. This is a great fight. I dont care who wins because in the end, we all win with this superfight.