UFC Canada’s Tom Wright hinted at it earlier this week and now MMA Weekly is reporting that Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz is close to being a done deal for UFC 140 in Montreal.
Sources have indicated to MMAWeekly.com that a deal is imminent and the fight could be announced as early as next week. Like any potential deal, there is always the chance something could change at the 11th hour, but St-Pierre vs. Diaz is almost a certainty at this point.
On Thursday, Diaz was in Las Vegas meeting with White to discuss his future plans, which included if he was going to box or stick with MMA this year.
Neither Gracie nor St-Pierre’s representation could be reached for comment at the time of publication. Sources have indicated, however, that the two fighters will meet later this year.
This is pure speculation on my part, but the timing would work out for GSP and Diaz to coach TUF 14 with Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping all but off the table. Nick Diaz on The Ultimate Fighter would be something, maybe the next best thing to Uncle Chael.
Update: Someone is not happy with this news…
Fitch refuses to fight Josh Koscheck or Mike Swick, but thinks Nick Diaz and Jake Shields should fight? Hmmm…
Update: Dana White says this fight is not a done deal, but doesn’t rule it out either.
Update: The fight isn’t signed yet, but the betting lines are out and St. Pierre is a big favorite. GSP -425 Diaz +325. Oddsmakers seem to agree with those of you think Diaz is going to get smoked.