Georges St-Pierre Praises the Hell out of Nate Diaz, But Will They Box Each Other??
"I admire him, because he stood up for what he believes is right, and not a lot of guys do that."
Georges St-Pierre may be a god amongst men when he walks into a room full of fighters, but even a legendary combat sports icon like Georges knows when to show respect if there's a fellow UFC legend in the room with him, especially when that star is none other than Nate f***ing Diaz.
The retired UFC champion was in town for the Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva fight, where he was MC'ing the ceremonial weigh-ins for the event, when Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti had to ask Georges what it was like chopping it up with Nate backstage.
Georges, who at first was catching up with former MMA star Uriah Hall, didn't hesitate to heap praise on Diaz.
GSP made sure to point out how much he admires Nate for going to the beat of his own drum in a tough business, as well as wishing Nate the best of luck in whatever comes next for him, which everyone assumes will be in the realm of the boxing ring.
"Yeah, I admire him, because he stood up for what he believes is right, and not a lot of guys does that... Hopefully he makes some good money, and he comes out healthy and wealthy."
Being that Nate is dipping his toes into boxing, we had to ask Georges if there was a chance that he would ever consider being Nate's first opponent in a non-MMA fight, and Georges answer was somewhat disappointing but also understandable.
"No, I don't miss fighting at all. I made peace with it. I retired on top. I love to train. I love the lifestyle. But I'm done competing."
Side note: We asked Georges to give his pick on the Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva fight, but he was unwilling to divulge any takes since he was working on behalf of the promotion.
As for Nate and how he feels about where he stands personally, all you need to do is watch the first 5 seconds of this video, where Nate yells to someone offscreen, "I'm still here motherf***er!"
Something tells us Nate is not done competing quite yet.
Ty Dolla Sign Says He's 'Feeling Great' After Skateboarding Accident, Praises Muay Thai Star Rodtang
Ty Dolla Sign says he's feeling great after having a scary fall in a skateboarding accident last week that left the hip hop star hospitalized. Luckily, from the looks and sound of things, Ty is on the mend and even back to performing for fans, while also taking the time to dish out some love to one of the biggest MMA stars on the planet in the process.
Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti caught up with the "Still Sippin" rapper who was leaving dinner in Beverly HIlls, when he was asked about how he was feeling after wiping out on his skateboard.
It’s the boxing heavyweight showdown fans have been dying to see for years - and it may finally be coming to fruition. During an interview with talkSPORT, Egis Klimas gave boxing fans a reason to believe, stating that his team has “been in negotiations even before the [Chisora] fight” and that the deal is almost done.
Klimas predicts that the fight will happen before March and will most likely happen in the Middle East. As of the publishing of this article, no official announcement has been made.
Paddy Pimblett may have incorrectly predicted that Charles Oliveira would beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, but that didn't stop him from singing Islam's praises and even taking a parting shot at Charles in the process.
The 'UFC Baddy' was answering questions in Las Vegas for UFC 282 media day when asked about the upcoming super-fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makkhachev. Paddy was heaping the praises of the quality of the matchup, but also took it as an opportunity to harken back to Makhachev’s title fight against Charles Oliveira, and how many people on the internet would call out Paddy for picking Charles to win the fight.