Why Nick Diaz wants to fight Anderson Silva

source: tatame
 

In four months Nick Diaz will be eligible to return to the Octagon, following a one year suspension for failing a Nevada State Athletic Commission administered recreational drug test at UFC 143.

His trainer and manager Cesar Gracie has use the time wisely, trying to line up big matches; none is bigger than UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.

"Nick really wants this fight because he has great admiration and respect for Anderson as a fighter," explained Gracie. "Anderson Silva is a true martial artist, he studied martial arts, is a great representative of the sport. Nick loves martial arts and that, for him, is enough to put Anderson Silva as the opponent."

"I heard Dana White's statements saying that Nick will have to fight someone before having another chance at the title shot and there are a lot of fighters out there who would love this fight."

The most likely title shot on Diaz's horizon is against the winner of UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre vs. Interim Champion Carlos Condit, which takes place at UFC 154 on Nov. 17.

Still, anything can happen in MMA.

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MisterMr site profile image  

10/30/12 3:40 PM by MisterMr

Last three Anderson Silva fights:1. Silva VS Jones2. Silva VS GSP3. Silva VS Diaz

Daverr site profile image  

10/30/12 2:37 PM by Daverr

Diaz is the most legit threat to anderson in many, many, fights fact.. look at that however you want to

roperninja site profile image  

10/30/12 2:31 PM by roperninja

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confusionSay site profile image  

10/30/12 2:27 PM by confusionSay

ya'll are forgetting that if nate becomes lw champ, nick is going to want to do something drastic to outshine his brother--don't be surprised when he jumps in the ring with jon jones or glover texiara either

Smoldy site profile image  

10/30/12 12:19 PM by Smoldy

Yes like when he flipped off Shamrock at the weigh ins?....

ALL DAY JAY site profile image  

10/30/12 11:41 AM by ALL DAY JAY

I am a huge Diaz fan, but it would look like, and end like, Anderson VS Leban. Diaz has MUCH better striking than Leban, but it would end quickly, in the same way.

Dysqo site profile image  

10/30/12 7:41 AM by Dysqo

Nick is one of my favorites but i just dont think he can handle it all. I would hope he can find some fix to his social anxiety issues which doesnt involve toking up when he gets stressed.

Enemies site profile image  

10/30/12 7:19 AM by Enemies

How a guy who couldn't beat Carlos Condit thinks he deserves a chance at Anderson Silva is beyond me.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

10/29/12 7:31 PM by youarewhatiswrong

I think he's saying that nobody is going to pound Nick out on the ground, he's too active from his back. The fights that he loses to wrestlers have been based on top control, and haven't been blowouts at all.

orcus site profile image  

10/29/12 3:25 PM by orcus

"If Fitch or anyone took Nick down and then pounded his head in, I'd be perfectly happy with that......but we ALL KNOW that's not what would happen..." Yeah, it's not like he didn't do that like two weeks ago in his last fight.