Nate Diaz hasn’t been talking very highly of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre this week…
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been in and out of the fight game for some time now.
After dominating the 170-pound division for years, GSP stepped away from the sport amid a storm of unanswered questions in 2013. This huge moment came after a narrow decision victory over Johny Hendricks.
Four years later, St-Pierre would return to face Michael Bisping at UFC 217. Even then, as he submitted “The Count” to win the middleweight title, there was immediate doubt as to GSP’s future in the sport.
It turned out St-Pierre had to eat so much food to make 185 pounds fight weight that it made him sick. Once again, one fight into his return, the MMA world was left wondering if GSP would fight again.
GSP Retires, Khabib Shows Love, Nate Diaz Does Not…
St-Pierre finally retired for good this week, capping his illustrious 15-year MMA career with 26 wins and two losses while holding the best record in UFC history for most wins in title bouts and the second longest combined title streak.
“It takes a lot of discipline to become and stay champion. It also takes a lot of discipline to stop while still feeling that you’re in the best physical and mental shape of your life but I’ve always planned to leave the sport when I’m at the top and in good health.”
“I want to thank my family, my fans, my coaches, trainers and training partners, my sponsors and my agents for their indefectible support during all these years,” he stated.
The 37-year old legend holds notable victories against Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Dan Hardy, and many others.
“I also want to thank each of my opponents. All of them are incredible athletes who brought out the best in me. I retire from competition with great pride at having had a positive impact on my sport. I intend to keep training and practising martial arts for as long as I live, and I look forward to watching the new generation of champions carry our sport into the future.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov was reportedly in the works for GSP’s lightweight return, but negotiations fell apart causing St-Pierre’s final decision to retire. “The Eagle” showed class as he responded to St-Pierre’s retirement:
“Now look at this video and you’ll understand why I wanted to fight with him, simply he’s one of the best оf all times. I just wanted to share cage with him while he’s active, that’s the history and people be watching it again and again, I want to fight with the best. Anyway, good luck to you Legend @georgesstpierre time is merciless, and your decision is right. And don’t forget, when you’re in Russia next time, I’ll introduce you with Dagestan cuisine, you don’t need to cut weight anymore.” Khabib Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram.
One man who was not so respectful was Nate Diaz. He saw the discussion about Khabib and GSP fighting, and after hearing about GSP’s retirement he actually commented on Khabib’s video above.
Here’s what Nate Diaz said:
“Ha-ha, that’s no fight; that’s a meeting, you f**kin’ dorks…”