Oct. 29, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Nick Diaz celebrates after defeating B.J. Penn (not pictured) during a welterweight bout during UFC 137 at the Mandalay Bay event center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
This coming from the same guy who just said, "I put together the fights that fans want to see."
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is open to fighting Nick Diaz, who apparently has no problem moving up to 185-pounds to challenge the world's top pound-for-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
There's just one problem.
UFC President Dana White thinks it's a fight that "makes no sense," and still believes current Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is a better option for "The Spider," who isn't too keen on fighting Chris Weidman or even Jon Jones.
Those comments (via Bleacher Report) after the jump.
"Nick Diaz makes no sense. I know that it sounds fun 'YEAH! Throw Nick Diaz in there!' But if you really look at the thing, Nick Diaz just lost to Condit. You know what I mean? ... at 170 so that gives him the opportunity to move up to 185 and fight the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world? In what f*cking universe does that make sense? If you were really going to make a fight like that it would make more sense with George St. Pierre than it would with Diaz. I can tell you this, not theoretically, Diaz and Anderson won't happen."
Diaz is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for failing a pre-fight drug test (marijuana metabolites). His manager and trainer, Cesar Gracie, recently petitioned White to let his pupil fight overseas -- or any other territory where the NSAC has no jurisdiction.
That's about as likely as him fighting Silva.
Well fight fans, you've heard the news. Anyone disagree that Diaz should be excluded from fighting Silva based on his loss to "The Natural Born Killer" earlier this year?