Georges St-Pierre doesn’t assume Nick Diaz confirmed his true type at UFC 266.
Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) returned from layoff of practically seven years to rematch Robbie Lawler, however was stopped within the third spherical after he refused to get again up when he was dropped with a test proper hook.
It took some time for Diaz to get going within the battle. The famous person from Stockton, Calif., regarded noticeably slower than traditional. He additionally requested the matchup be contested at 185 kilos at the beginning of battle week after signing a bout settlement for 170 kilos.
St-Pierre thinks ring rust was evident in Diaz’s efficiency and he want to see his former foe buckle down and work out what his true priorities are earlier than competing once more.
“It was a tough night for him because he came back after six or seven years,” St-Pierre instructed Yahoo Sports. “It was an extended, very long time. Nobody can come again pretty much as good as they have been earlier than after that a lot time. I’m beneath the impression that Nick left some huge cash on the desk, sadly for him, as a result of perhaps his greatest years are behind him. For certain, he was rusty. It’s to not make any excuses, however perhaps we haven’t seen one of the best out of him but. Maybe he’s going to return again and get higher as a result of after seven years – I fought after greater than 4 years. I can let you know, it’s very exhausting.
“There’s a lot of things that you cannot do in training. You cannot replicate in training what happens in a fight and the only way to get it back is through the experience of real competition. I think he can be better than he was. I think he can come back better if he wants to. There’s a difference between fighters that go to collect a paycheck and fighters that want to come back to become champion. I don’t know what he wants. He needs to figure it out for himself. But whatever he chooses to do, he needs to stick to it and go all in.”
Diaz himself wasn’t too shocked together with his efficiency. Following his loss to Lawler, the 38-year-old mentioned he knew he had it coming and that the way in which the battle was arrange was a “bum rap.” Diaz did, nonetheless, say he was glad to be again, however didn’t specify any specific future plans.