Posted 3/24/07 5:29:00PM
A lot was made on Saturday night of the ending in the ring of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz fight.
After a grueling 25-minute fight, a victorious St-Pierre asked his hometown crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal to cheer the man they paid $3.7 million to see get smashed into oblivion.
"(He did) a great job of promoting the fight," said St-Pierre. "He's a good guy. Please give him hands (applause)."
To a crowd where their champion can do almost no wrong, that was met with resounding boos. Fans at home had similar reactions. They had paid somewhere in the range of $35 million or more, based on commercials that led them to believe Diaz was a brooding, disrespectful outlaw who was finally going to get what was coming to him by one of the most talented fighters the sport will ever see. Instead, they were left in some cases with frustrations and mixed feelings...