Firas Zahabi Says Georges St-Pierre Doesn't Realize How Angry He Is At Nick Diaz
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.14.2013
He's never seen him this angry...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Georges St-Pierre's head coach Firas Zahabi said that St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC) may not realize just how angry at Nick Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC). The two will meet this Saturday at UFC 158 for the welterweight title.
GSP on being portrayed as angry: "They take some line that I said ... I don't know when I said that (about being angry). There's only three guys that have been nice with me in the UFC, that never said anything bad about me leading up to the fight. All the rest have said bad stuff, so I'm used to that position. It's no big deal."
Zahabi on how angry GSP is: "I think I've never seen Georges this angry. Maybe he doesn't realize it as much, but he's been insulted many times – worse, even. But I think what pissed off Georges the most is he was insulted while he was sidelined. Nobody else insulted him except Nick Diaz when he was sidelined. He said, 'You're faking. Where are you? Don't be scared,' insinuating that he was lying about his injury. He had a serious injury, and I think Georges carried that with him a long time. After his operation, Georges was in a lot of pain, and he had guys on his list – and Nick Diaz was on top of it."
Zahabi on if GSP can control his anger in the fight: "He's the more technical fighter and can keep it a technical match. Will it turn into a street fight? We're going to find out Saturday night. I think he's very mature as a fighter in terms of controlling his temperament. But we've never been in this situation. So I don't want to say there's no way he's going to street fight, and then it turns into a street fight. I don't know. This is a unique situation. Nobody's ever gotten under Georges' skin this personally."