Diaz Says He Wants Silva


It’s not too much of a surprise to hear that Nick Diaz wants to come out of retirement. It’s in his blood. MMA just can’t go away that easy once you’ve got the addiction.

So now that he’s back who do you think he wants to take on? Anderson Silva. It’s a big move for Diaz and one that would most likely make him have to move up to 185 pounds for it to happen. The question is will Silva agree to the fight.

Diaz has been using the last few months to get his head cleared and is ready to take on a huge battle. He’s not looking for any type of small battle here and sounds ready to go. His heart is fearless and if he says he’s up to a big fight it will be interesting to see just how far he’ll be able to take it.

Diaz is looking for a big fight and that’s why he’d like to take on Silva. Diaz plans on appealing a yearlong suspension he received in February after a positive test for marijuana metabolites, after his Condit fight, so that he can get back in the cage before the end of 2012.

A fight between Diaz and Silva would be in Silva’s favor but Diaz may have enough spunk and resilience to tip the scale. With his trash talk and aggressive style this would be a must-see fight if it ever comes about.

Right now the talk of the town is that Silva is eyeing Georges St. Pierre for his next fight. Of course, this would make a lot of sense from Silva’s viewpoint. As Silva looks towards the end of his career he’ll want to be scheduling a types of blockbuster fight for the big money. A fight between Silva and St-Pierre would be one of the biggest fights in the history of UFC but it has not yet been offered.

It probably won’t be either.

St-Pierre and Silva are two of the most bankable fighters on the roster and putting them together would mean a big fall for the loser. Either one or the other would lose their marketability and star appeal. It’s just asking for a cash loss for the MMA and end the reign of one of MMA’s biggest stars.

This is a fight that may not happen for a few years yet, if ever.

Rashad Wants to Fight Silva in MW

Rashad Evans has lost to Jon Jones and failed to take the UFC Light Heavyweight Title from the fighter. Now, he is exploring new avenues to take his fighting styles and strength; he mentions that he wants to take on the middleweight division and to possibly fight Anderson Silva.

Evans explains that he thought about moving to the middleweight division but was skeptical since the weight cut may be too hard to handle. He used to wrestle at 174 when he was in college and was used to cutting so much weight way back then. He added that although many may say that when you go down to a lower weight, you will become stronger; however, it is not like that at all.

There are fighters who have struggled at their particular weight level and have decided to go down another division thinking that they will become the strongest fighter there but instead they have become weaker in the process. The trick to fighting or wrestling is to compete in your natural weight which was what Evans was doing making him hesitant to cut more weight to reach the middleweight division.

The thoughts on fighting Anderson Silva: “Anderson is somebody I would love to fight because when it’s all said and done, whether you win or lose, to compete against the best in the sport is really what it’s all about. You know, if I can walk away from my career and say I competed against some of the best in the sport in my time and era, then I can wrap up and say I had a really great career. “Evans mentions that if the opportunity comes to fight Anderson Silva then he would drop to 185 to be able to fight.

Anderson Silva on the First Round Finish to UFC 148 versus Chael Sonnen

Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen

So what does Anderson Silva has to say about Chael Sonnen? It was in a media conference for Silva and Sonnen’s rematch at UFC 148 that the fighter mentioned that he would cause his opponent serious bodily harm. He further predicted that Sonnen would leave the Octagon ring with broken limbs (arms and legs) and broken teeth.
Anderson Silva was usually reserved when it comes to comments and reactions but this UFC middleweight champion was quick to answer what his pre-fight prediction was. He was heard saying; “I believe it’s going to end in the first round.” At the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Silva quickly added more comments saying: “I’m going to hit him, and then I’m going to hit him some more. Then I’m going to hit him even more. Then he’s going to grab on to me, and I’m going to keep hitting him until he gives up.”

It was two years ago since Silva fought Sonnen at UFC 117 and the fight was regarded as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of UFC. Sonnen had the upper hand that day which resulted in cracking Silva with a straight left and pinning him to the canvass. But the Brazilian was quick to defend himself with a triangle choke than managed to end the bout for Sonnen in just less than two minutes remaining in the match.

Sonnen has been known to cause trouble with a felony conviction to his name. There has been bad blood between the two fighters and Sonnen’s pre-fight talk has been nothing but trash talk and a distasteful self promotion for Silva. The UFC champion however was determined to respect his opponent and play the game saying: “I’m going to respect him, because that’s how I was raised, and I was trained to think that way. “