The MMA world was abuzz when the UFC officially announced that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will be squaring off against Nick Diaz at UFC 158 on March 16. The event will be taking place at the Bell Centre in St-Pierre's hometown of Montreal.
Diaz and the champion were supposed to square at UFC 137 in October 2011, but after Diaz failed to attend two press conferences, the UFC pulled Diaz from the card. St-Pierre was then scheduled to face Carlos Condit, but the welterweight champion suffered a knee injury and unable to fight.
Diaz ended up fighting on the UFC 137 card and defeated BJ Penn in the main event. The California native called St-Pierre out after the fight. The champion then told UFC President Dana White that he wanted that fight, and it was scheduled for UFC 143 in February.
This time it was the champion who couldn't fight, as he suffered a torn ACL in training camp.
When this fight was announced for 158, people were stunned that Diaz was bypassing fellow welterweight Johny Hendricks for a title. St-Pierre told Dana White he wanted Diaz and the president obliged.
Will Diaz be able to dethrone the reign of terror known as Georges St-Pierre? Here are five reasons why the champion will soundly defeat Diaz in March.