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Tom Wright: UFC 140 in Montreal in December Quite Possible and GSP vs. Nick Diaz Main Event Isn’t Being Ruled Out


(One of the instances when we’d overlook the flagrant violation of Zuffa’s “business as usual” policy)

Montreal is being targeted as the site of UFC 140 on December 10 according to the UFC’s director of Canadian operations Tom Wright who revealed the news on Ringside Report Radio Wednesday night.

“We’ll do Vancouver on June 11 and then most likely we’ll be back in Montreal on December 10,” Wright said.“We know how important this market is to us and putting on great fights. [Bell Centre's]  a great venue, it’s a great fan-base, it’s a great environment. The energy in that building is as good as any building in North America. We’ll always have a soft spot for Montreal.”

Although he said that talk of a proposed title-unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz for the card is premature, Wright didn’t exactly discount the notion.

“Well I’ve heard about the Nick Diaz-GSP fight but it is too early [to tell],” Wright said.

When you look at the current contenders in the UFC, who could they put in at this point against GSP who would have a better chance than Jake Shields or any of the other half dozen fighters who have challenged St-Pierre the past few years?

Time for us to give Dana a call.

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SheLikesBJJ- May 24, 2011 at 12:59 am
No one brought up Diaz jiuJitsu? We don't see it very often. Maybe GSP starts standing, gets fed up with Nick's boxing abilities, takes him down and finds out the hard way?

Regardless, I'd rather see Silva vs GSP.
Stumps Magee- May 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm
Diaz vs Shields, that I'd pay to see...
SnackDaddy- May 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm
I've said it before, i'll say it again, Diaz does nor deserve this fight. Who has he beaten anyway. Paul Daley? Man, that's a joke. Why don't you make Diaz fight KOS, Sanchez, Alves, Fitch, Penn or hell, even Kampman and see if he get by them. My guess is he can't. So why give into his stupid hype and campaign and give him this fight?
rlh61- May 20, 2011 at 7:51 am
El Guapo...gotta love Tombstone!!
TfTransplant- May 20, 2011 at 7:35 am
We can all thank Matt Serra's lottery win KO and Greg Jackson's game planning for the conservative, fight-not-to-lose GSP.
Morningwood- May 20, 2011 at 7:10 am
Diaz learned from Shields, that one poke in the eye means a five rounder. So, Nicks is probably thinking four eye pokes will get him a win in 2 1/2 rounds.
FrontKick Dentist- May 20, 2011 at 6:29 am
I am psyched to see all the weird Nick Diaz interviews. Looking over his shoulder, swaying, uncomfortable silence, mumbling crazy shit, bitching about money.
Lesnars_tiny_pecker_says- May 20, 2011 at 5:36 am
Let's not forget that GSP has been starched a few times. He ain't perfect by a damn site. I see, believe it or not, Diaz winning a decision for pushing the fight and being the aggressor. and don't think that the BJJ can't do well against the take downs of GSP. It will be a better fight than Fake Shields.
RearNakedSpoon- May 20, 2011 at 3:46 am
@Mongrel
GSP fact:
He wins.
Diaz fact:
He crushes cans.
UFC fact:
It's not WWE.
RearNakedSpoon- May 20, 2011 at 3:44 am
Was Nick at ufc 129? the Diaz boys aren't as gangster as they want people to believe if they can simply walk into Canada.

@ThrashingMad
3 times a year is pretty good for a champion. I think only Frankie Edgar and Jon Jones are likely to fight as many times this year and the other title holders will only have 2 fights.
ThrashingMad- May 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm
Why in December?

GSP fights as much as Pacman.
Mongrel- May 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm
GSP Facts:
Plays it safe, fairly boring, mediocre striking, no killer instinct. Sure I can add great wrestling and conditioning, but that's not what I'm going for.
Diaz Facts:
Iron Chin, weird unorthodox striking that seems to work, is always looking to knockout/submit/verbally assault his opponent, has killer instinct in spades.
What I'm getting at is... if this fight goes to a GSP decision win in the usually boring style then GSP truly is incapable of putting on an entertaining performance. I want to see it.
Casa de los pantelones- May 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Since GS Pussy is scared of anderson, I guess the pothead will have to do. At the very least he will press the action.
janGUSK- May 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm
El Guapo.. have some respect son
fatbellyfrank- May 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Fucken edit button, CANADIAN weed
fatbellyfrank- May 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Once Diaz gets his hands on some primo candian weed he wont be back in the US for quite some time
just some dong- May 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm
Diaz is likable, but he lost decisively to Diego. And he was dropped by Daley. He sucks at game planning and has no wrestling. This will probably sell a lot of PPVs, but I won't be buying it.
Joedirt- May 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm
GSP... via superior game plan. Decision.
China Chin- May 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm
Diaz via 4th round meanmuggery/TKO
jyveturkey- May 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm
gsp ain't defendin that mean mug!
cloiselle- May 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm
LIKE HELL gsp would just take diaz down.

even if he succeeded diaz would fucking sla
p a go go on his ass while rolling a DOOBIE with his free hand.
RwilsonR- May 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm
@ El Guapo - I think Nick Ring is the current Queen of Canada.
brownjhole- May 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Diaz is good really good... GSP is great REALLY REALLY GREAT.
El Guapo- May 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm
*The Prime Minister/President/King/Queen/Whoever's in charge up there, The Mounties, and MRuss. That should aboot cover it.
El Guapo- May 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm
Never been to Canada, don't really intend to any time soon. Might hide out there one day to dodge a draft/escape the mothafurken policia, but that's neither here nor there.
But if this fight goes down, YOU TELL EM* I'M COMING. AND HELL'S COMING WITH ME! HELL'S...COMING...WITH...MEEEEE!
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