- UFC 158
'Crazy mother-f***er' Diaz slams 'pampered' GSP
Nick Diaz may just have poked one very sizeable nerve in UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, launching a foul-mouthed tirade that started by telling the Canadian he is "pampered" and has people "powdering his nose".
Diaz and St-Pierre have been simmering for months, with the champion clearly annoyed that Diaz failed to turn up for a press conference ahead of their previously scheduled fight.
Since then GSP has labelled the challenger the most disrespectful fighter in the UFC, and Diaz launched his response on Thursday, suggesting to the media on a conference call that St-Pierre "has someone over there powdering his nose."
"I don't have people handing me water bottles left and right. I have to do that sh*t on my own and every day I know that I'm doing it on my own and that's why I know I've got to do it that much harder," Diaz started, as translated by MMA Mania.
"I don't have people taking care of my money and my financial obligations what have you. All that stuff that people say is important, f*ck that. I'm too busy fighting your fights.
"This new martial arts works for them when it comes to everybody wanting to be like GSP and want to be strong and have that fitness and be more explosive and quicker. It's really not what martial arts is about. This is mixed martial arts and that's what fans want to see.
"I've lost a sh*t load of fights but I'm still here. People want to see real boxing, real traditional jiu-jitsu mixed up. They don't want to see five minutes of holding. I think people should be point-deducted for it or running away. You should have to punch me out to beat me. People should be able to see that a little better. Maybe one day."
St-Pierre was then asked to respond to Diaz's suggestion that he is "pampered", but before he could Diaz added: "If I had that much money I'd be pampered the f*ck up. There'd be people showing up every hour to pamper me the f*ck out. Mother-f*cker I'm not stupid. I can tell what's what."
At that point the champion started to become agitated, addressing Diaz directly by saying: "Uneducated fool. Listen to me. You sound pretty smart right now. I've not always been like this. I've not always been rich. I started from the bottom. I worked really hard to be where I am right now.
"I know you don't believe this because you didn't succeed yet and maybe you didn't succeed in your life because I don't think you're smart enough to understand to reach this point. When you talk about people doing things for me, you need people to work for you.
"If you are where you are right now and I am where I am, it's not my fault that you didn't succeed."
Back fired Diaz, mixing several points into one, prompting St-Pierre to respond: "I don't even know what you said. I speak English better than you man."
The temperature of the back-and-forth leapt again, with Diaz responding: "You're out of line straight up. You understand that right? You're rapping that bullsh*t and you're out of line. I didn't say sh*t.
"I deserve to get beat down, that's what you said right? Honestly, I don't think you deserve to get beat down. I don't want anybody to get beat down. I'd like to win the fight."
St-Pierre, for once losing his trademark cool, fired back: "Do you seriously believe I'm afraid of you, man?"
"I believe you believed what you said to the cameras that I deserved to get beat down," Diaz said. "You're making those statements to the whole world that I'm a piece of sh*t that deserves to get beat down and you let Dana [White] say I'm the most disrespectful person you've ever met.
"I pulled up to a stoplight yesterday and some soccer mom sticks her head out the window and says, 'I hope GSP beats your ass'. I live in a small town full of people that hate me over here. I'm trying to work my way up into a fight.
"When you say something, everyone believes it. Everyone wants to know what Georges thinks, forget jiu-jitsu, forget boxing, throw a superman punch like Georges. Whatever. That's disrespectful right there. If you want disrespect, that's disrespect right there. That's all I get. That's all I do.
"I'm this crazy mother-f*cker. You know where I'm coming from. You're not stupid. You understand every word I'm saying right now. Drop it. I don't deserve to be beat down. You think you're gonna f*cking win for whatever f*cking reason and that's that.
"You're No. 1, you're the best right? I'm the most mother-f*cking piece of sh*t out there."