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UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz

  • Georges St-Pierre, right, from Canada lands a kick to the body of Nick Diaz from the United States during their UFC 158 welterweight mixed martial arts title fight in Montreal, Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

    Even after embarrassing defeat, Diaz mouths off

    March 17, 2013

    MONTREAL — The reconciliation lasted about as long as one round. After Georges St. Pierre routed Nick Diaz with a unanimous-decision victory (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) in the UFC 158 main event, the two were cordial in the octagon and appeared to put their rivalry in the past. Then St. Pierre walked to an interview with Fuel TV backstage right after Diaz.

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  • Fighter Georges St-Pierre flexes during the weigh-in for UFC 158 in Montreal on Friday March 15, 2013.

    UFC 158 blog: Georges St. Pierre wins every round, rolls past Nick Diaz

    March 16, 2013

    MONTREAL — Showing no lingering animosity, Georges St. Pierre took Nick Diaz's hand and raised it to the packed crowd in his hometown Bell Centre. Of course, that was an easy position to take with the way the fight went. St. Pierre stifled Diaz, barely letting his longtime rival mount any kind of offense at UFC 158. The champion won his 11th title fight, cruising to a unanimous-decision victory (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).

  • Fighters Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz are separated by UFC President Dana White during the weigh-in for UFC 158 in Montreal on Friday, March 15, 2013.

    UFC 158 weigh-in: Crowd wild for Georges St. Pierre

    March 15, 2013

    They filled every available seat at the Bell Centre and surrendered their voices when he came out to the stage. The enormous following Georges St. Pierre commands in his hometown was on full display at Friday’s UFC 158 weigh-in.

  • Mixed Martial Arts fighters Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz pose for the media following their news conference in Montreal on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The pair will meet in a UFC 158 title fight in Montreal on Saturday.

    With the state of welterweight class, superfights are of no use to St. Pierre

    March 15, 2013

    Before one of his fights someday, it just feels like Georges St. Pierre is poised to channel his inner angst-ridden adolescent and closely re-enact a scenario that’s played out in thousands of suburban homes.

  • UFC President Dana White stands between fighters Georges St-Pierre, left, and Nick Diaz, right, as they address each other during a mixed martial arts news conference in Montreal, Thursday, March 14, 2013. The pair will meet in a UFC 158 title fight in Montreal on Saturday.

    UFC notebook: Nick Diaz goes off again; Johny Hendricks gets title shot with win

    March 14, 2013

    Say this much for Nick Diaz: In the rare instances when he does decide to show up for media functions, he makes it worth everyone’s while. A day after skipping an open workout, Diaz arrived on time and participated in the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference Thursday at the Bell Centre.

  • Carlos Condit throws a spinning left at Nick Diaz during their interim welterweight championship bout Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Condit won a unanimous decision and will likely face Georges St. Pierre in November.

    UFC 158 breakdown, betting odds and picks

    March 14, 2013

    The hysteria surrounding Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz has severely affected rest of the fights scheduled at Saturday’s UFC 158. It’s taken away from fights that, according to oddsmakers, should prove exponentially more competitive than the main event. Although St. Pierre is already higher than a 5-to-1 favorite over Diaz in some spots, the three bouts directly below the welterweight championship match on the pay-per-view card from Montreal’s Bell Centre are all near pick’em at sports books.

  • Welterweight UFC champion Georges St. Pierre, left, and Nick Diaz pose for photos as they face off during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Montreal. The two will fight in UFC 158 on March 16.

    Bitter animosity in St. Pierre-Diaz rivalry has been brewing for years

    March 12, 2013

    Not many fights in UFC history approach the level of animosity that will be on display Saturday when Nick Diaz challenges Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight championship.

  • Nick Diaz enter the arena for his interim welterweight championship bout against Carlos Condit Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Condit won a unanimous decision and will likely face Georges St. Pierre in November.

    Fed-up Nick Diaz rips into Georges St. Pierre verbally before UFC 158

    March 7, 2013

    Like an active volcano that’s bubbled under the surface for the last few centuries, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Nick Diaz erupted again. An outburst finally registered Thursday afternoon on a conference call previewing his UFC 158 welterweight title fight against Georges St. Pierre next week.

  • Welterweight UFC champion Georges St. Pierre, left, and Nick Diaz pose for photos as they face off during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Montreal. The two will fight in UFC 158 on March 16.

    UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre headlines event, but Nick Diaz is sure to cause a stir

    March 5, 2013

    It almost happened again. UFC President Dana White nearly pulled Nick Diaz out of a long awaited bout with Georges St. Pierre for a second time after the embattled fighter skipped media obligations.

  • Georges St. Pierre heads to his seat at "The Ultimate Fighter 16" Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. It was announced that St. Pierre's next fight would be against Nick Diaz.

    Georges St. Pierre explains why he’s fighting Nick Diaz at UFC 158

    December 15, 2012

    Even if Roy Nelson had set the UFC record for fastest knockout and celebrated with an Olympic-caliber backflip Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel, he would have been a secondary storyline. “The Ultimate Fighter 16" finale card played out underneath the considerable shadow of the UFC’s biggest star. Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre dropped in at the event, holding a short media session a few hundred yards away from the octagon at the Joint in a convention-center room.