Georges St-Pierre was set to square off with long-time rival Nick Diaz later this year. According to a report, a planned grappling bout between GSP and Diaz was set for the December UFC Fight Pass Grappling Invitational. St-Pierre, though, is injured and the fight has been delayed.
Georges St-Pierre Was Set To Grapple With Nick Diaz
The December event was set to include the return of the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion. However, GSP has suffered an injury in training and will not be able to compete.
UFC Fight Pass Grappling Invitational is set for December 14 and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. St-Pierre has not competed since UFC 217 when he bested Michael Bisping for the middleweight title.
The report also indicated that Diaz suffered an injury, which ultimately led to the postponement.
Georges St-Pierre Topped Nick Diaz At UFC 158
Back at UFC 158, St-Pierre defended his welterweight title with a victory over Diaz. The 2013 event took place from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with over 20,000 fans packed inside.
The event had a live gate of over $3.6 million with 950,000 buys on pay-per-view.
St-Pierre picked up a decision, earning his eighth successful title defense. He would also down Johny Hendricks later that year before vacating the title and retiring.
Four years later, GSP returned and submitted Bisping for the middleweight belt, ending his career with a record of 26-2 overall.
Diaz competed twice more after the loss to St-Pierre, battling Anderson Silva to a no-contest in 2015 and falling to Robbie Lawler in 2021.