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Nick Diaz: St-Pierre’s anti-PED stance ‘sounds like old Lance Armstrong’

Former UFC title challenger Nick Diaz discusses Georges St-Pierre’s comments about his decision to fight Anderson Silva at 185-pounds, as well as the Canadian’s anti-PED stance.

While it has been well over a year-and-a-half since Nick Diaz faced then-welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 158, it appears the Stockton native still carries a certain amount of animosity towards the former champ.

In his debut appearance on The MMA Hour, Diaz discussed a variety of topics, yet focused on several comments made by St-Pierre with regards to his upcoming fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183. GSP had stated that he was not convinced that Diaz's decision to fight Silva at 185-pounds was an intelligent one.

Unimpressed with the suggestion, Diaz immediately responded on the show, "How the f**k does he know?"

While Diaz did not delve into why he is not concerned about the size difference between himself and Silva, he offered GSP some advice: Either step into my shoes, or your opinion is invalid.

"Who knows, maybe I have a harder time making weight than old Georges does," Diaz added. "The fact of the matter is you don't know what the f*** you're talking about until you're actually the guy in the driver's seat," Diaz said. "So you can f***in' run your mouth, or you know, you can be the ball and do what you got to do.

"But I don't know, I don't go ahead and give my opinion on what I think fighters should've done or would've done, because I'm not them. You don't know what's what, you don't know all the details of what's what. But if he's going to have things to say, just say what he wants to say."

For Nick, the decision to face Silva was one that required little consideration.

"I'm not fanatical about being an MMA fighter," he explained. "I'll fight the right fight if I get the right opportunity."

While the topic of discussion turned towards PED regulation and the French-Canadian's public stance on the matter, Diaz interrupted Helwani mi-sentence to blurt out, "Did they finally catch him for steroids?"

Following a quick recap of St-Pierre's anti-PED stance, Diaz made one simple comment that summed up his thoughts on the matter.

"Sounds like old Lance Armstrong."