Hey, you guys want to know a secret? I don’t think that Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz like each other very much. In fact, I can’t remember the last time that I’ve been so excited for a UFC Pay-Per-View that features two guys who hate each other this much. I mean, Bigfoot Silva and Alistair Overeem didn’t care for each other, but GSP and Diaz just f*cking hate each other. Of course, we just have to keep our fingers crossed that this kind of pure, intense, seething hatred translates into an amazing fight that we’ll remember for years to come.
That said, I’m going to do something a little out-of-character for UFC 158 – live tomorrow night at 10 PM ET in Montreal – and I’m going to make a prediction for the main event. I predict that Diaz wins. I know, I’m a huge GSP fan, but Diaz has pushed this to a point where it’s all or nothing for him. I mean, hell, he just accused St-Pierre of using steroids! So unless Diaz is in this to not only win, but win convincingly, his whole career is on the line. Because if he loses, it’s going to be a long, long time before Dana White, or anyone for that matter, ever takes him seriously again. So yeah, it’s a far-fetched reason, but my pick is Diaz.
Meanwhile, I might be more excited about the Carlos Condit/Johny Hendricks fight, because if Hendricks and GSP win, then giddy up. If you think Diaz hates GSP, then try to imagine how Hendricks feels after getting the shaft for this title fight. That could be two “I f*cking hate your guts” fights in a row for GSP before he finally takes on Anderson Silva in the super fight that White promised us. I’m not saying that’s how it will all unfold, but it would be pretty awesome.
As always, join us for the prelims tomorrow night starting at 8 PM ET on FX, and bring the jokes that only you guys (and gal) bring to these live discussion that Pope Francis called, “The most inspirational Internet discussion of the last 30 years.” Be sure to check out our own Lobster Mobster’s fight primer, and for the fight card, I thought we’d celebrate the return of ring girls Chrissy Blair and Vanessa Hanson for the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
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