Georges St-Pierre should return to the octagon to fight Nate Diaz

Published 1 Comments

UFC fans have been brimming with excitement following rumors from several sources that suggest the legendary Georges St-Pierre could be making his long-awaited return to the octagon in the not too distant future.

St-Pierre vacated his welterweight title back in 2013, stating he had been fighting for a long time and need to “take time off.”

However, buzz of his return began after an interview on ‘The MMA Hour’ with welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald, a friend of St-Pierre.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

MacDonald was questioned on the potential return of the French-Canadian fighter, where he stated via BloodyElbow.com:

“I think he could come back, if the right amount of money is on the table, if the right fight is there for him... That’s my guess.

Article continues below

"But I try not to ask Georges about those stuff, because that’s pretty much what everyone wants to ask him.”

MacDonald seemed a bit unsure when questioned on the subject, but the key phrase to take away from his insight was “the right fight”.

Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Premiere - Red Carpet

The right fight

This got fans thinking, who would be the big-name, big-money fight that would be appropriate for St-Pierre’s epic return?

GSP then made a surprise appearance at UFC 196, which transformed the mere speculation of his return into a real possibility. Following the events of that night, it seems that Nate Diaz captured the momentum and has become the favourite to take on the previous welterweight champion.

Surely that would be the big money card that both Diaz and St-Pierre have been after. Diaz stated he wanted higher-profile fights following his victory over the Notorious Conor McGregor, and what a fight this would be.

UFC 196: McGregor v Diaz

It seems St. Pierre’s coach was also in favour of this idea, taking to twitter to propose the match up between the two at the much anticipated UFC 200:

Although Diaz has been teased with the possibility of receiving a title shot in either the lightweight or welterweight division, a non-title fight against St-Pierre might be the more attractive option, given the Canadian’s legendary status of 25 wins and only 2 losses in his UFC career. 

Do you think GSP should take on Nate Diaz if he returns to the octagon? Have your say in the comments below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Nate Diaz
Georges St-Pierre
Dana White
Conor McGregor

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again