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St-Pierre: Diaz hasn't come close to rattling my cage

ESPN staff
March 13, 2013
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Georges St-Pierre has laughed off the suggestion that he has been rattled by Nick Diaz, insisting he has seen all the challenger's tricks before.

St-Pierre surprised many people in the build-up to Saturday's UFC 158 main event - which sees the welterweight title go on the line - when he showed rare emotion during a phone conference.

Diaz appeared to touch a nerve when he accused the champion of being "pampered". He accused St-Pierre of having enough money to pay people to run his life, with Diaz claiming that he himself has to fight for everything.

By responding - St-Pierre labelled Diaz "stupid" and asked 'Do you think I'm scared of you?' - it has been suggested that the champion might lose his cool this weekend, which would play into the brawling hands of Diaz.

However, St-Pierre is not new to trash talk. He is looking for an 11th straight win on Saturday and insists Diaz has not tried anything different to previous rivals such as BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck.

"I can count on one hand the guys that have been respectful with me," St-Pierre told the Jay Mohr Sports Hour.

"All the other guys say the same stuff. It's the same song that comes back all the time. It's no problem."

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