Jacare Souza? Luke Rockhold? Ain't nobody got time for that.
At least nobody charged with making fights in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as promotion president Dana White revealed on UFC Tonight that former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will get the next shot at the 185-pound title with a win over Nick Diaz.
"It's an interesting fight. After the injury, where is Anderson going to be mentally? He does the right thing and is going to be in shape, but will he throw the leg kicks the way he used to? Nick Diaz hasn't fought in a while. So who knows, we'll see what happens. If Anderson wins, he can fight the winner of either Vitor or Weidman."
Diaz is moving up from welterweight for their "super fight."
That means we'll already know if "The Spider" is next in line by the time Chris Weidman defends the strap he stripped from Silva when "All American" welcomes Vitor Belfort back to the cage at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. That's because the Brazilian fights at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, setting himself up for a rematch against one of those two men.
Silva is 0-2 against Weidman (UFC 162, UFC 168) with one broken leg, and 1-0 over Belfort (UFC 126) after "The Phenom" ate a Steven Seagal-inspired piggy sandwich in the first round of their grudge match.
Based on this new information, who among you is rooting for Diaz?