Georges St. Pierre officially announced his retirement from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and MMA yesterday, capping off one of the most successful careers in the sport’s history.
“Rush” ends on a high with a record of 26-2 including a current 13-fight winning streak as well as capturing both the welterweight and middleweight titles along the way. While most of his peers have wished him well in his retirement and thanked him for the impact he had on the sport of MMA, one of his former opponents, Nick Diaz, instead chose to label “GSP” a cheat in a characteristically profane tirade.
The pair met at UFC 158 in March 2013 with St. Pierre winning by unanimous decision. Diaz has claimed in the past that St. Pierre missed weight for their bout but was given a pass and also claimed the welterweight king took steroids throughout his career.
Diaz took to his Instagram Stories to have a dig at St-Pierre (via FanSided.com):
“[GSP] fights like a b**ch and always has. I fought him and he cheats to f**k your b**ch a** sport. I fight for real and I won. I don’t play ball. Life’s not a game the UFC is. Congrats, nice to see someone leave well enough alone for once.”
The 35-year-old Diaz hasn’t fought since facing Anderson Silva in a middleweight bout at UFC 183 in January 2015. The result, originally a decision win for the Brazilian, was overturned after both fighters tested positive for banned substances: cannabis metabolites in the case of Diaz, steroid and testosterone metabolites for Silva.
Diaz was rumored to be returning on March 2 to fight Jorge Masvidal but the fight never eventuated and Diaz has recently come out and said he’d rather party than continue fighting.