Georges St-Pierre Willing to Surrender UFC Welterweight Title to Fight Nick Diaz

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2012

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Carlos Condit might have spoiled a future bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz at UFC 143, however, the champion still intends on facing Diaz in the Octagon and he will go to extreme lengths to do so.

According to, UFC featherweight Kenny Florian revealed during a segment on UFC Tonight that St-Pierre said he would be willing to relinquish the UFC welterweight in order to face Diaz. Florian said the conversation was held over a private dinner this past weekend between the two teammates after St-Pierre watched the main event at ringside.

St-Pierre is currently rehabilitating a knee injury, which forced him to pull out of his bout with the Stockton, Calif. native at UFC 137. 

Condit would fill in as his replacement and capitalized on the opportunity when he out-struck Diaz throughout five rounds to be awarded the victory via unanimous decision. It was seen as a somewhat controversial decision, and Condit has also took a considerable amount of criticism for his strategy during the bout.

However, with a possible rematch on the horizon, St-Pierre may still get his shot at facing Diaz later this year.