When Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva were promoting their fight last year, there was a conference call when Silva stopped being the nice guy. After listening to Sonnen rip Silva and talk about how he was going to win for months, Silva snapped. As he had not done previously, Silva talked about the many ways he was going to beat up Sonnen.
Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has finally had his Silva Snap Moment. On the UFC 158 press call, Nick Diaz talked about how pampered GSP is.
"I work hard regardless, through this [expletive], but I don’t have people toweling me off and handing me water bottles left and right, and getting my training paid for me," Diaz said. "I’ve got to do all that [expletive] on my own, and every day I know it, and that’s why I know I have to go that much harder, and concentrate, and do that much more, because I don’t have people taking care of my money or financial tax obligations, or what have you … I’m too busy fighting all your fights, I’m too busy entertaining all the fans.”
Like Diaz, GSP started from humble beginnings. He's been fighting since 2002, and has lost just twice. GSP is usually pretty bland in his pre-fight interviews, but balked at the idea he was handed his success.
"Let me tell you something, uneducated fool. Listen to me. I have not always been rich. I start from the bottom. I made myself, I work very hard to be where I am right now. I know you don’t believe this, because you didn’t succeed yet, and maybe you will never succeed in your life because I don’t think you’re smart enough to understand how you should do to reach that point,” St-Pierre said.
Yiiiikes. With the two fighting next weekend at UFC 158 in Montreal, there will likely be a few more unkind words said to one another. We have that to look forward to, as well as a really fun title fight on Mar. 16.