White offers Nick Diaz fight with Machida at 185


UFC president Dana White took part in a fundraiser in Boston today for the Shawn Thornton Foundation, which raises awareness, funds innovative research, and helps to relieve the burden and improve the quality of life for patients striken with Parkinsons and cancer. During a special Q&A, White revealed that if Nick Diaz wants to unretire, he can fight Lyoto Machida, in an intriguing boxing vs. karate match up.

Machida is game to drop to 185, now that teammate Anderson Silva is no longer the middleweight title holder. White previously indicated a desire to match Machida with VItor Belfort, also at 185, but Belfort has said repeatedly he only wants to fight at 185 if the title is on the line.

"I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we'll see what happens," White said. "He had been talking about going to 185 pounds. Machida has been talking about going to 185 pounds. So we wanted to see if he wanted to fight Machida at 185."

"I wanted Machida to fight Vitor Belfort, but Vitor Belfort is his own matchmaker, apparently. He wants to make his own fights."

And what does the notoriously mercurial Diaz camp have to say?

"They said they'd get back to me," said White.

Read entire article...


Recent Comments »

DEZBOT site profile image  

8/17/13 9:02 AM by DEZBOT

Wtf does that have to do about it?

Jambo888 site profile image  

8/17/13 1:19 AM by Jambo888


quality site profile image  

8/17/13 12:09 AM by quality

Fertitta actually. He's adopted.

Lebronfloppedhisnutsonmyface site profile image  

8/16/13 8:51 PM by Lebronfloppedhisnutsonmyface

Because it would be a make or break fight for Machida and wouldn't cost much using Diaz to do it. It's a bad fight for Diaz because his pressure, always moving slowly forward is tailor made for Machida's counter style. Think Rashad v Machida for an idea of what happens to guys who come in with hands wide/down hope talking trash against him. If machida wins he stops a downward slide. If he loses then it'll be an easy excuse to drop him from the roster. For Diaz a win would give him some legitimacy at MW where he's already asked for a fight with Anderson, which is SO unlikely unless he can beat a high level fighter to justify his existence anywhere near the mention of a Silva fight. Business wise it's a win-win for the UFC

Rory N Ricci s Third Wheel site profile image  

8/16/13 8:43 PM by Rory N Ricci s Third Wheel

Haha voted up.

SickEyeDiaz site profile image  

8/16/13 8:42 PM by SickEyeDiaz

Naw...he's tucking dick like Ricci when he's Rory's "third wheel" (wink wink) lol ;)

Rory N Ricci s Third Wheel site profile image  

8/16/13 8:31 PM by Rory N Ricci s Third Wheel

Haven't heard more about this... I take it Nick is tucking dick like Vitor?

Alumynabjj site profile image  

8/16/13 8:27 PM by Alumynabjj

I do. I was amazed when found out it was Francis.

UGCTT Molsonmuscle360 site profile image  

8/16/13 8:25 PM by UGCTT Molsonmuscle360

Francis actually.

JustTheTip site profile image  

8/16/13 8:17 PM by JustTheTip

Get ready to be disappointed :)Dana 'Frederick' White