In March of 2013, Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 158. Though the fight wasn’t a total blowout, St-Pierre did win every round fairly decisively, leaving no doubt as to who was the better man that night; unless, of course, you’re Nick Diaz.
In the aftermath of their title fight, Diaz raised a multitude of objections - that St-Pierre was on performance-enhancing drugs, that he missed weight at the weigh-ins, and that he had illegal hand wraps during their fight. These accusations were recently brought back into the limelight when Diaz was asked about a potential fight between St-Pierre and his younger brother, Nate Diaz, with Nick reiterating his old issues and suggesting that St-Pierre even poisoned him before their fight. Most put these off as the ramblings of a sore loser but now it appears we have all been deceived because it turns out the GSP was indeed up to some shady business.
On his recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, Georges St-Pierre admitted to all of the cheating accusations from Diaz, and even admitted that he was physiologically enhanced through exposure to Gamma radiation by aliens, all because he was too scared to fight Nick Diaz cleanly.
“They said that I took steroids when I fought [Nick], I messed up my wraps, I didn’t make weight, and I put something in his IV. . .” St-Pierre said. “I gotta confess, Joe. I gotta confess. I was so scared of fighting Nick Diaz so we poisoned his IV. But he survived so I was even more terrified, so all the athletic commission was on my payroll so they tricked the weigh-in and I made it. But he went through [with the fight] so I was even more terrified, so the alien abducted me and put the gamma rays to increase my strength like the Hulk, like a performance enhancing drug. But the fight was still happening so right before I put some glass and cement in my gloves to make sure, and I still had a crazy hard fight. [Laughs].”
St-Pierre quite obviously is not actually admitting to any malfeasance ahead of his title fight against Diaz but instead mocking the absurdity of Diaz’s claims. The former welterweight and middleweight champ called the idea that he did any of what Diaz claims “completely insane” and suggested that perhaps Diaz’s extensive relationship with marijuana played a role in why Diaz believes St-Pierre enacted a massive conspiracy against him.
“It’s completely insane. . . I think he has a problem of conspiration (sic),” St-Pierre said. “He thinks everybody is against him. . . I think that’s what it is. I don’t know if it’s the weed but maybe weed with the social environment and genetics can create some kind of disorder in the brain and make you have conspiracy problems. You think everybody is against you. I’ve seen a lot of my friends who smoke a lot have this problem. Sometimes they’re paranoid.”
Diaz is a well-known user and advocate of cannibus, having his own strains of weed and branded pot products as well. Diaz was also once suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an incident involving a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites. Though that issue has since been resolved and Diaz is no longer under any form of suspension, the he has yet to return to MMA competition and does not appear to be planning to do so any time soon. That’s a shame, says St-Pierre, because even though Diaz has besmirched his reputation with claims of foul play, GSP has nothing but respect for Diaz as a martial artist and thinks the former Strikeforce champion should still be fighting.
“There’s reaction time and reset time when you fight,” St-Pierre said. “Nick Diaz, he makes people tired, that’s why he wins fights. He’s kind of a slow guy but people get more tired than him quickly, especially in their nervous system. . . Nick Diaz, that’s why he’s so good and it’s sad for him that he doesn’t fight. His best years are now! He should be fighting now! He should do it now.”
St-Pierre is currently on hiatus from MMA. He last competed at UFC 217 when he won the UFC middleweight champion. He later vacated the title due to a medical issue and says he will wait to clear that up before planning another return.
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GSP shouldn’t have pumped himself full of all those gamma rays, that’s why he ended up with ulcerative colitis. Gotta take the super soldier serum like Captain America. Much safer. Duh.
Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.
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