UFC 137: Will Nick Diaz Cause the End of GSP's Nice Guy Image?

Adam OsterkampContributor IIIOctober 31, 2011

NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  Georges St-Pierre of Montreal, Quebec, Canada speaks at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  St-Pierre will face Dan Hardy of Nottingham UK in the Welterweight title bout.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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It seems unfair that Nick Diaz gets to fight Georges St-Pierre before Carlos Condit because of the remarks Diaz made after his victory over BJ Penn at UFC 137.

But then again, no one ever said life is fair.

Despite the fact that he screwed up his initial shot at St-Pierre’s belt, Diaz has once again found himself in the title picture after a convincing victory and some harsh words.

“Rush” told Dana that he wanted to fight Diaz after Diaz claimed St-Pierre was faking an injury to get out of fighting. Clearly, Diaz has found a way to get under the skin of the current champ.

Dana White said that in the time he has known GSP he’s never seen him worked up the way he was after Diaz won. It makes the matchup between the two all the more exciting.

We’ve never seen another fighter get under St-Pierre’s skin the way Diaz has. Even Josh Koscheck, who’s great at trash talking, couldn’t really do it.

To hear Dana tell it, GSP has lost his patience for the brash and arrogant antics of Diaz.

While Diaz may have gotten inside the head of St-Pierre, the Canadian native won’t lose his nice guy image. A war of words between Rush and Diaz will only help to cement GSP as one of the nicest guys in MMA.

While Diaz will continue to run his mouth and make a fool out of himself, St-Pierre will simply speak rationally about how he plans to fight Diaz.

In the end St-Pierre will come out of this whole thing looking nicer than ever. The real question is what will GSP look like against an opponent who has gotten in his head the way Diaz has?

Hopefully it will bring the killer out in St-Pierre.