Recently Dana White had to admit that Nate Diaz is indeed a “needle mover” following the success of UFC 241. Diaz made a triumphant return to action after three years on the sidelines.
He outplayed Anthony Pettis and now MMA fights are like back in the good old days.
Georges St-Pierre thinks exactly the same. Here it is what the legendary fighter said during a recent chat with Chael Sonnen”
“He’s an amazing character because he is so authentic. He doesn’t care about what he says, very authentic guy.”
GSP on Nate Diaz… pic.twitter.com/yLgrzLAblD
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) August 21, 2019
“Now is the Conor McGregor era, and you see a lot of guys that try to mimic other guys that are more successful, in terms of their platform. They want it to become bigger. And it doesn’t work for a lot of them because they’re not authentic, but Nate Diaz is very authentic. He is a unique person and a unique character. That’s why people love him so much,” he added.
St-Pierre is impressed by Diaz’s performance against Anthony Pettis, out-working “Showtime” for three rounds to score a decision.
“What a comeback. After three years, I was not expecting that. I think he looked better than he ever did. It was amazing.”