Nick Diaz to Anderson Silva: Fire your coach

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nick Diaz is currently in an unfortunate state of potentially permanent retirement. He has said however that one fight that could pull him back into the Octagon is Anderson Silva, who is coming off a devastating leg injury.

In what may be cunning trash talk, Diaz took issue not with Silva, but with his trainers.

“Anderson Silva should've used his hands much more to strike Weidman because Weidman was dropping his hands and chin was straight up,” said Diaz. “There were several instances of using punches would've been more effective than the leg kicks on the second match. “

“I'll tell you what, I think he should fire his trainer and hire himself a boxing trainer that teaches him how to put punches out. I don't talk no s—. I aint trying to talk no s—. Of course he's got as many fights as he wants to have, but people saying s— like, 'He should retire. He's not going to be the same.' I'm like, 'Fire your coach and get somebody to train your punches.'”

“His last fight, he had punches for him, but he didn't have no punches. Know what I'm sayin'? That was the key. Putting punches out there but he had no punches for that guy. So then he started lobbing kicks out there and you saw what happened to his leg. He didn't have no answer for it.”