White open to Diaz vs. Silva


In the past few weeks Anderson Silva has expressed interest in fighting Nick Diaz, and vice-vera. Today, UFC President Dana White weighed in on the fight:

As far as White is concerned, well, he's all in "if that's what'll take to get Nick to fight again," he told the media. "I know [Silva's team] wants it, so we'll see what happens."

"I think it'd be tough for Anderson to make 170 [pounds]," White contended. "A few years ago he was saying he could do it, but I don't know about now. You're not getting any younger."

Still, those are issues to iron out when the time comes. White noted he'll talk to both parties when the time is right. Until then, however, he's expressing nothing but enthusiasm for the idea. If the parties want it, he stated, he's in no position to stamp out their idea.

"Anderson wants to fight Nick. Nick wants to fight Anderson," he said. "Why would I say no?"

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Intergalactic site profile image  

6/15/14 4:23 AM by Intergalactic

An easy win.Why would an up-and-comer look for a loss? You potheads are really dumb.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

6/15/14 4:17 AM by MasterofMartialArts

Lol voted up.

TFK_SickEye site profile image  

6/14/14 11:34 PM by TFK_SickEye

Fuckin right.

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

6/14/14 11:17 PM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

Dana needs that fight.

I LOVE DIAZ  (no homo) site profile image  

6/14/14 11:14 PM by I LOVE DIAZ (no homo)

they can call him out all they want but unless they're man enough to FIGHT him they'll leave the cage with a worse reputation than when they walked in. Just fight him and leave no doubt in the fans mind who won Ko or sub and you can go down as a legend in this game.

TFK_SickEye site profile image  

6/14/14 11:12 PM by TFK_SickEye

If Nick is as shitty as his detractors say...why do all of these active fighters call him out? What do they have to gain by beating a never-was?A rational person would ask why an up-and-coming fighter would call out a random guy like Nick Diaz instead of an Adonis like GSP.

Intergalactic site profile image  

6/14/14 9:52 PM by Intergalactic

"GSP is on hiatus right? Why don't the press ask about who he's fighting next? Why aren't fighters calling him out on a weekly basis like they do Nick?"You really have to ask this? Calling out GSP is asking for a loss. Most top ten fighters in the UFC will have reason to believe that they can beat Nick. It's that simple.

TFK_SickEye site profile image  

6/14/14 7:36 PM by TFK_SickEye

Good response, except the Diaz 'ducking' part. That's what people don't seem to understand. The man is retired...how many times does he have to say it? He has stated, in no uncertain terms, what will lure him back. How can it be considered ducking when the guy is retired. Why does the UFC keep offering him fights (when he's retired) and make it public when he doesn't accept? Because DFW can't fart without someone asking him what's going on with the Diaz Bros. GSP is on hiatus right? Why don't the press ask about who he's fighting next? Why aren't fighters calling him out on a weekly basis like they do Nick?

willienugget site profile image  

6/14/14 7:16 PM by willienugget

I like Nick as much for his flaws as his skills. He just makes for exciting fights usually. Even when he ends up dominating, he gets touched up pretty hard and dropped in many fights. He just sucks it up and keeps going.

JerodR site profile image  

6/14/14 6:30 PM by JerodR

Asking a champion to switch challengers 8 days before the fight is stupid. That was good business on Jones part...nothing more. Jones already beat Machida, and Machida turned down the rematch when it was offered so what was the point anyway?Jones wanted to fight DC instead of Gus to further his legacy or at least have two top contenders fight each other to see which one really is the #1 contender. Wanting the rematch with Gus or not, that isn't exactly a bad idea. Finally the biggest difference- Jones has beat ALL of them with the exception of DC. Diaz ducked people he had never faced while Jones didn't want to beat them twice. Big difference.Personally I like Diaz and he seems like he has always just tried to hold his name as high up as he can for value. Sometimes that means not taking every fight or any fight that will not increase your worth. Ducking..? Maybe, but I find it hard to believe that these top fighters are really afraid to face anyone. It is more about potential cash/value loss than fear.