"Nick Diaz is very good. Great jiu-jitsu fighter, he's very good on the floor and he's got great boxing as well. He's the kind of guy, he's a very aggressive fighter. He likes to get in and open up on the head. He's a very good fighter and he's good at the mind game as well. He's one of the top guys."
When he's not getting called out by top fighters, St. Pierre skills are debated by them. A few weeks ago it was former rival Matt Hughes calling into question St. Pierre's wrestling skills. Hughes told MMA Fight Corner presented by FiveKnuckles.com that he believed St. Pierre was not a good pure wrestler but that he mixed takedowns with strikes well for MMA wrestling.
St. Pierre would be content to show Hughes personally how good his wrestling is.
"I think I'm good with mixing take downs with strikes, it's true, but as far as (pure) wrestling, I started wrestling late. I was like 20-years old when I started wrestling. But I think a lot of people, they underestimate my wrestling. And as far as wrestling, I would not be afraid to challenge Matt Hughes to a friendly wrestling match."
That will have to wait however, until after St. Pierre attempts to prove that he's regained his swagger, while he goes for his historic sixth straight title defense over Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30.
Georges St. Pierre made the preceding statements while appearing as a guest on the MMA Fight Corner presented by FiveKnuckles.com. You can catch the show in its entirety below: