Never mind Super Bowl predictions. Who does Georges St-Pierre want to win at UFC 143 on Saturday night?
“I am very nervous that Carlos Condit will win on Saturday night, and that I won’t be able to fight Nick Diaz this summer," the UFC welterweight champion said in a quote sheet released by the UFC earlier this week.
Not that GSP is dissing on Condit.
"Carlos Condit is a very good fighter, he can strike, he is aggressive and he has submissions," GSP said. "He has been very impressive and is the type of fighter who gets better and better the more confident he gets."
But St-Pierre has other things on his mind: Diaz, Nick.
“I respect Carlos Condit, but I want Diaz to win," St-Pierre said. "It will be a weird feeling, sitting at the Mandalay Bay wanting Nick Diaz to win. I want this fight with Diaz so badly, as badly as I wanted the title shot when I got down on my knees. I have never asked [UFC president] Dana White for anything, but I did ask to fight Nick Diaz. I was (crushed) when I had to pull out of this weekend’s fight hurt, but I am determined to get back to the Octagon as soon as possible to fight this guy. He needs to hold up his part and beat Carlos Condit on Saturday to make this fight happen."
Big words from a guy who doesn't typically make such statements in a public forum. One of two things will happen here. If Condit wins, he'll turn those quotes into a diss and a personal affront to him and make it motivational. If Diaz wins, he'll call out GSP with a "You want me, you got me!" type of in-cage rant.