Mike Henken of Low Kick reports the narrative surrounding UFC 158’s (March 16, 2013) main event title fight between then welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz continues to become more and more strange.
In a recent interview after his 18-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) was lifted, Diaz claimed that he was drugged prior to the fight with St. Pierre, an outlandish claim that his boxing coach, Richard Perez, also spoke on earlier today (August 8, 2016).
As if that wasn’t odd enough, St. Pierre’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach (and arm-chair epidemiologist), John Danaher, recently said that the Canadian star was vomiting all night ahead of the fight due to faulty watermelon juice:
“Georges drank some watermelon juice for rehydration that had been too long out of the fridge and got a badly upset stomach,” Danaher wrote on Instagram. “He spent the entire night vomiting. It was so sad to see such a perfect camp get ruined at the last minute by such a minor oversight. The night of the fight, Mr St-Pierre came in underweight and drained. We had to curtail the warm up for fear of exhausting him before the bout even began.”