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Forget GSP-Anderson Silva, GSP-Nick Diaz Is What ‘Rush’ Wants

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hasn’t asked the UFC for much.

However, UFC president Dana White informed members of the media following a press conference Thursday that St-Pierre has requested a match with Nick Diaz.

GSP and Diaz have twice been scheduled to face each other. The first time, Diaz was removed following a slew of no-shows to planned events. St-Pierre was forced out of the second with a knee injury.

“Georges St-Pierre went on vacation. When he came back, we were talking about Anderson Silva. He said, ‘I want Nick Diaz. Me and Nick Diaz have unfinished business. That’s the fight I want now,'” White said. “Georges St-Pierre has been a phenomenal champion, a phenomenal human being and just a great guy to work with for us. He doesn’t ask for things. If he wants Nick Diaz, and Nick Diaz wants to fight him, that’s probably the fight we’ll make.”

If GSP-Diaz is signed, that will leave Johny Hendricks out of the title picture. Hendricks was viewed by many as the top contender following his recent victory over Martin Kampmann.

Diaz is suspended until early in 2013, but he is expected to be cleared by the Nevada Athletic Commission to return to fighting.

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