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George Saint-Pierre: 'You can never expect Nate Diaz to be out'

Former middleweight and middleweight champion George St. Pierre recently vs. Hamzat Chimayev and Nate Diaz in the UFC 279 main event analysis.

“This fight is welterweight. I think it’s in favor — the odds will be in Chimaev’s favor. I think it’s in his favor. But, Nate Diaz , you can never exclude him,” St-Pierre said during a Q&A during UFC Paris Fight Week.

“He’s very well rounded. He’s very durable and it takes a lot of time to pick him up. Khamzat, it’s going to be a tough challenge because I believe he’s just walking through the last game Distance.”

Although St. Pierre thinks Diaz may be a bigger challenge for Chimaev than many think, he wants to see us on Saturday Best Chimaev to come.

“I think he’s grown incredible from that (Gilbert Burns) fight. He’s learned a lot so I think we’re going to see a A better version of Khamzat, still better than he is now,” St-Pierre said.

Diaz is a tough opponent for anyone, especially in five rounds. His stride doesn’t dissipate throughout the fight. Acknowledging Diaz’s experience and persistence, Saint-Pierre ultimately chose Chimayev to win this weekend.

“It’s going to be an interesting fight, but if I have to bet on that fight, of course, I’m going to have to go with the flow and support Khamzat Chimaev,” St-Pierre Say.

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