LAS VEGAS — In the wake of yesterday’s news that Nick Diaz decided to forgo a move to the boxing ring, speculation arose that the Strikeforce welterweight champion would be paired with his 170 pound counterpart from the UFC, Georges St. Pierre, possibly after a stint as opposing coaches on Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Earlier today, UFC President Dana White set the record straight regarding the two talented welterweights and the rumors swirling around them.
“That fight is not a done deal,” said White during an interview with HeavyMMA Tuesday afternoon in his Las Vegas office. “I guarantee you that those two will not be coaches. Not even close. All the stuff that’s out there about that meeting that we had here is bullshit.”
When asked if UFC 140, believed to be slated for December 10 in Montreal, would be the destination for the potential champion vs. champion clash, White flatly said, “No.”
HeavyMMA will continue to stay on top of all the news regarding the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, as well as what’s next for both St. Pierre and Diaz.