GSP made this statement after Cote loss to Silva back in 2008.
"I’m not afraid to fight nobody. I’m not a chicken. I’m a proud athlete and I will always fight the guy who will give me the best challenge. If the fans want me to fight Anderson Silva, I’ll fight Anderson Silva."'
The Nick Diaz camp has released this statement recently.
"As far as future opponents, Nick has stated that he would like to take fights "that matter". Since GSP will be fighting Condit, he has to look elsewhere. He will respectfully ask for a fight with Anderson Silva, a fighter he respects and would like to challenge. Silva's camp has been speaking of a fight with GSP, possibly even at a catch weight. Nick will take that fight in a minute but has told me that should Silva decide not to drop at all, he will move up to 185lbs to face the Champ."
Anderson Silva recently stated that he wants to fight GSP, but will he be open to fighting Nick Diaz if GSP is not available. Another question is will Dana even let Diaz fight Silva without fighting someone else first possibly at MW. I believe that the Diaz vs Silva fight will happen before GSP vs Silva, because after Silva destroyed Griffin GSP started singing a different tune. Both players respectfully called out Anderson Silva, but imo Nick Diaz is the only one who would actually go through with fighting Silva. GSP deserves Silva first, but if he's not game then you have to go with Diaz.
Silva beats both of them, but the Diaz fight would be more exciting. I see it now both of them taunting each other before Silva finishes Diaz. If Diaz got rocked by Paul Daley, getting hit by Anderson is going to do way more damage.
If GSP fights SIlva he should do it at a catchweight so he doesn't have to make a permanent move to MW.
Now the question is what will Dana do?