UFC 158: GSP shuts out Nick Diaz, who teases retirement

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Post by I⊥∀NIW∩LLIʞ on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:18 am

UFC 158: GSP shuts out Nick Diaz, who teases retirement Ufc2-4_3_rx512_c680x510

MONTREAL – It wasn't the worst beating ever seen in the octagon, but UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre thoroughly dominated challenger Nick Diaz en route to a clearcut unanimous-decision win.

The title fight headlined Saturday's UFC 158 event at Montreal's Bell Centre and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

St-Pierre's intensity was evident from the moment he stepped into the cage. Diaz taunted him from the other side of the octagon, and there was no touch of gloves.

As the grudge match kicked off, Diaz walked forward with punches, but St-Pierre answered with kicks to the leg and then scored a takedown just seconds into the opening round. Diaz quickly rolled and turned as he looked for opportunities on the floor, but St-Pierre patiently controlled the positioning as he transitioned from side to side and looked for a chance to take his opponent's back. Diaz defended well as he turned to create space, but it was complete positional control for St-Pierre throughout the frame.

A frustrated Diaz lunged at St-Pierre well after the bell, but referee Yves Lavigne prevented any contact.

Diaz again fired punches from distance to open the second, and St-Pierre briefly obliged with a few crisp counter punches before driving in for another takedown a little more than 30 seconds into the round. Diaz worked to his knees but found no room for submissions or an escape. A stronger St-Pierre simply out-muscled Diaz while keeping him tight to the mat.

Diaz finally scrambled up with one minute remaining, and the pair traded on the feet until the bell. Diaz failed to gain any momentum, and he was once again pulled away by Lavigne at the bell.

more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ufc/2013/03/17/ufc-158-georges-st-pierre-defeats-nick-diaz/1993813/


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