Slow down on talks of a potential summer blockbuster between Nate Diaz and Georges St-Pierre.
Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White told UFC Unfiltered that the promotion is currently working on putting together a marquee lightweight fight between Diaz and St-Pierre for Aug. 4 at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, Calif. However, Diaz threw cold water over the matchup Friday afternoon on social media, accusing St-Pierre of foul play before his UFC 158 title defense over Diaz’s older brother, Nick Diaz, and writing that the UFC was selling fans “wolf tickets” about a potential UFC 227 showdown.
Diaz’s words can be seen below.
The Diaz brothers have long held the position that St-Pierre did not play by the rules ahead of UFC 157, which took place in St-Pierre’s hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Both brothers have accused St-Pierre of using steroids and missing weight for the fight, which St-Pierre ultimately won via unanimous decision.
The younger Diaz (19-11) has not competed since splitting a pair of back-to-back, record-setting fights against Conor McGregor in 2016. He has spoken openly about wanting to compete in 2018.
St-Pierre (26-2) returned from a four-year layoff last November to capture the middleweight title and join the short list of two-division UFC champions. St-Pierre promptly vacated the title after his UFC 217 win over Michael Bisping, but expressed an openness to competing again at either 155 pounds or 170 pounds.