Nick Diaz is hands down one of the most entertaining fighters to watch in the cage, and despite how you scored his bout with Carlos Condit, fans are looking forward to seeing Nick back in the Octagon. His head coach Cesar Gracie talked all things Diaz earlier today, and with February right around the corner and NIck coming off of suspenson, everyone wants to know the future plans for the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. According to Gracie, they would fight either UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Gracie told MMAFighting:
We’re pushing for the GSP fight. That’s what we’re going to push for, GSP or Anderson Silva. That’s the two fights that interest us the most, and that’s the one’s we’re going for.
Dana White quickly shot the idea down of the Silva superfight a long time ago, but Gracie said a fight with Silva isn’t as crazy as everyone thinks.
“Anderson Silva’s people are into it. We’re into it. The fans, I think, would be into it. We’ve got convince Dana [White] about it now. Obviously the fight that makes sense to them, and I don’t disagree, is Anderson-GSP, and like I said, I would watch that fight. That would be great to watch. But let’s get real. If GSP just absolutely says no, then what? You can’t make a guy fight. That’s the thing. And Anderson, if they want to promote a superfight and if the stars align, I think Nick would be into it.”
What do you guys think? Can they give Diaz a crack at the welterweight title now?
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