UFC 158 Highlights with St. Pierre versus Diaz Press Conference Video Exclusive

UFC 158 will be on March 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre at Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz; UFC is busy promoting this event with several marketing strategies lined up.

If you haven’t seen UFC 158 promotional video and highlights, then you might want to check it out at YouTube. The marketing video was supposed to kick off with a press conference featuring the welterweights themselves. However, defending champion Georges St Pierre was quite unimpressed that former Strikeforce title-holder Nick Diaz was not present at the said press conference to promote their bout. But fans need not worry; pictures of Diaz came out as he went about Montreal enjoying the festivities.

Checking out their stats, local Georges “Rush” St. Pierre is a 31 year old welterweight from St. Isidore, Quebec. He is not just a crowd favorite because he is from Quebec but because of his impressive professional MMA record with 23 wins and only 2 losses. His last bout against Carlos Condit was his 10th consecutive win via unanimous decision at UFC 154 headline fight in November 2012. He has defeated superb fighters like Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck,  B.J. Penn,  Jon Fitch, Matt Serra, Matt Hughes and Dan Hardy to name a few.

And a glance at St. Pierre’s opponent; Nick Diaz is challenging Rush for the title with 26 wins, 8 losses and 1 no contest. He is a 29 year old welterweight from Stockton, California, USA. His last fight was a loss via unanimous decision to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 headline match in February 2012. Before this loss however, he enjoyed an 11 consecutive winning streak since 2008.

UFC 158 will not just be filled with St. Pierre versus Diaz fury but with other great fighters as well. It is also a match between Carlos Condit versus Rory MacDonaldJake Ellenberger versus Johny Hendricks, Chris Camozzi versus Nick Ring, Patrick Cote versus Bobby Voelker, Jordan Mein versus Dan Miller, Antonio Carvalho versus Darren Elkins, Sean Pierson versus Rick Story, Daron Cruickshank versus John Makdessi, Mitch Gagnon versus Issei Tamura and Johnny Eduardo versus Yves Jabouin.

As this event draws near, expect a lot of news, forecasts and interviews from fighters as well as coaches who can’t wait to get it on. Fans should also watch out for more videos as their favorite fighters invite them to watch their bouts in March.

Diaz Says He Wants Silva

It’s not too much of a surprise to hear that Nick Diaz wants to come out of retirement. It’s in his blood. MMA just can’t go away that easy once you’ve got the addiction.

So now that he’s back who do you think he wants to take on? Anderson Silva. It’s a big move for Diaz and one that would most likely make him have to move up to 185 pounds for it to happen. The question is will Silva agree to the fight.

Diaz has been using the last few months to get his head cleared and is ready to take on a huge battle. He’s not looking for any type of small battle here and sounds ready to go. His heart is fearless and if he says he’s up to a big fight it will be interesting to see just how far he’ll be able to take it.

Diaz is looking for a big fight and that’s why he’d like to take on Silva. Diaz plans on appealing a yearlong suspension he received in February after a positive test for marijuana metabolites, after his Condit fight, so that he can get back in the cage before the end of 2012.

A fight between Diaz and Silva would be in Silva’s favor but Diaz may have enough spunk and resilience to tip the scale. With his trash talk and aggressive style this would be a must-see fight if it ever comes about.

Right now the talk of the town is that Silva is eyeing Georges St. Pierre for his next fight. Of course, this would make a lot of sense from Silva’s viewpoint. As Silva looks towards the end of his career he’ll want to be scheduling a types of blockbuster fight for the big money. A fight between Silva and St-Pierre would be one of the biggest fights in the history of UFC but it has not yet been offered.

It probably won’t be either.

St-Pierre and Silva are two of the most bankable fighters on the roster and putting them together would mean a big fall for the loser. Either one or the other would lose their marketability and star appeal. It’s just asking for a cash loss for the MMA and end the reign of one of MMA’s biggest stars.

This is a fight that may not happen for a few years yet, if ever.

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