Nick Diaz still isn't buying Georges St-Pierre's knee injury.
Diaz is obviously a man of few words, feeling the need to express himself inside the Octagon rather than in front of the media. However, during a pre-fight interview, Diaz brought up the champion's current rehabilitation and questioned the legitimacy of his injury.
"Maybe Georges isn't really hurt," Diaz said. "I've had friends who have had surgery on their knee. I'll let you chop my knee open, I'll guarantee you I won't be fighting for the next year."
It's the same question Diaz pondered during his UFC 137 post-fight interview, which infuriated St-Pierre and forced him to demand a title bout with the Strikeforce welterweight champion.
The champion will be paying close attention to the main event this weekend, as he is hoping Diaz can emerge victorious so he can get his long-awaited title bout with the Stockton, California native.
With St-Pierre sidelined until November, Diaz said he would be open to taking another bout, but he would prefer to not fight all the time.
"I don't like to fight a lot because I do fight a lot so I don't have much choice in this," he said. "If you ask me, in my opinion, it's like they're trying to beat me down and take me out. I don't get a break."