GSP vs. Diaz dropped because of Showtime?
As some of you may recall, last month UFC President Dana White was open to the idea of having Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz challenge UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
Lately, that hasnt been the case and fans aren't sure why, considering outside of the winner of Condit-Kim at UFC 132 and Anderson Silva (still a dream fight, folks), there are no real challenges left for GSP.
In a stunning development, it looks like Showtime/CBS were the ones that nixed the possible GSP-Diaz super fight, according to Dave Meltzer's Sunday Wrestling Observer Radio show. Meltzer stated that Showtime still has its "boxing mentality" when it comes to MMA, meaning they would rather see their cash cow (Diaz) not lose than give fans their dream fight (GSP-Diaz).
If that's the case, then memo to Showtime: Mark Hominick and Jon Fitch became bigger stars--after LOSSES. GSP would be the favorite against Diaz, but that doesn't mean the Strikeforce Champ would make it an easy night.
White has already confirmed that GSP-Diaz will not take place at UFC 140 in Montreal. You can imagine Mr. Diaz won't be happy if he doesn't fight GSP anytime soon.
Looks like Tyron Woodley "got next."