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UFC, Silva, Diaz All Seem Interested In Fight

Nick Diaz

Confirming previous reports that both camps are indeed interested in a fight, UFC president Dana White recently stated that we could be seeing an Anderson Silva-Nick Diaz fight in the future.

While Silva remains on-par to return from a broken leg either late in 2014 or early in 2015, Diaz is still in his self-imposed retirement and has yet to actually say he will compete again for sure.

However, with the idea of a super-fight being on the table, Diaz would likely receive the financial output needed to fight once more.

“I know they want it,” said White, during an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “I think that’s a very interesting fighting, so we’ll see what happens.”

Silva (33-6) is coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of Chris Weidman, with the bout in December leaving him with the worst injury of his career. “The Spider” has been recovering since, and has personally stated plans to fight again next year.

Diaz (26-9) left MMA following a loss to Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title. The former Strikeforce champion has mentioned possibly competing in a boxing match against Roy Jones, Jr., but has also turned down numerous fight offers by the UFC in recent months.

White knows he has time to work out all the details such as where the fight would take place, when and at what weight class.

“Anderson isn’t coming back until December,” he said. “It’s far enough that I don’t need to talk to him yet. If Anderson wants to fight Nick, and Nick wants to fight Anderson, why would I say no?”

5 COMMENTS
  • Screenplaya says:

    This is a dream matchup and I hope like heck that it happens.

    Every fight fan wants to see Silva or Diaz fight someone who is willing to stand with them, and what better way to get that than to have them stand in front of each other.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    At this stage I just wanna see Nick fight again, I dont care who its against. But if its Anderson Silva I’ll be fucking stoked. We dont many dream fights any more, this one of them

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I like this fight, mainly because I want to see Silva destroy Diaz. It also is a fun match that shouldn’t have any kind of title intentions, plus its the big payday fight Diaz wants. What would it be at though? Would Silva move down to WW, would Diaz move up to MW, or catchweight?

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I think it has to be catch weight I do not think a fight ready Diaz could weigh north of 182.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    I agree, make it a catch-weight fight. And while we are at it, eliminate the weight-cut. This is a superfight, so make the limit 195 pounds, but have them weigh in an hour before the fight. That is, have them ACTUALLY be within the newly-stated limit when they fight.

    Diaz likely weighs in the area of 190 when he enters the ring for his 170-limit fights, and we know from Silva’s 205- limit fights that he comes in at around 202 without a cut, A 195 limit, met one hour before the fight to ensure that neither guy cuts weight, seems reasonable.

    Lets make this fight happen and be as fair as possible.

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