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Firas Zahabi: GSP vs Nick Diaz May Be Next

Written on May 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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GSP vs Nick Diaz might be next? What about the Silva vs GSP Superfight?

After last Saturday’s UFC 129 event, ’s trainer – announced that the fighter’s left eye will be okay. He even believes that a champion vs champion match may be in ’s future, as UFC welterweight champion may face Strikeforce’s next.

“We haven’t sat down to talk about (what’s next). I’m sure the UFC is going to want Nick Diaz. He deserves a shot. He’s put on great performances and his last fight was extremely exciting.”

However, there are talks already coming out that GSP might move up to middleweight and challenge , should he beat . Firas Zahabi, on the other hand, said that it wouldn’t be that fast for George St-Pierre to move up — though he wouldn’t rule it out.

UFC President, , said that the GSP vs Diaz bout is something that he can execute, despite the latter’s contract with Strikeforce. He even stated his plan of talking to the Strikeforce champ for the bout’s possibilities.

Would you like to see GSP taking on Nick Diaz? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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  • Doitch142

    i can see how this fight makes sense on paper, but there is a reason that nick ran to sf with his tail between his legs. gsp v diaz would be a very different fight than shields v gsp. primarily because nick has striking skills and crap wrestling so gsp would use his wrestling and top control to cruise to a ud or tko. Nick will regret taking this fight because he will likely lose his sf title and then get thrown to the wrestling brutes that are indigenous to the ufc.

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