Firas Zahabi, the head coach of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, spoke to mmafightcorner.com about the champs recover and also stated that St-Pierre still wants to take on Nick Diaz.
“Everywhere we go the fans are asking me for Nick Diaz. They’re always asking me when Georges is going to fight Nick Diaz. And when I tell them, he’s retired they have this crazy look on their face, like that’s crazy they still have to fight. I think Georges wants that fight. I think Diaz deserves a lot of money for that fight.
I think they should pay him significantly, I think it’d be a big fight. I think everybody would be watching. Nobody would miss that fight. And I think for Diaz, he’s not happy. From what I hear, Nick Diaz is not happy with all the judging in the sport, and I can understand all that, but hopefully he changes his mind. He’s a great fighter and definitely a lot of people want to see that fight.”
Georges St-Pierre is expected to return to the Octagon at UFC 154, in Montreal on November 17th, against interim champ Carlos Condit.