Nick Diaz Says He Would Consider a Move to Middlewight or Lightweight
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.07.2013
After UFC 158...
Nick Diaz recently spoke (via MMAjunkie) about a potential weight class move following UFC 158. Check out the highlights:
On moving up or down for a title shot: "If I had that option available to me, I would be honored to be in that position, and I would be gratefully accepting of that position or fight, if you will, with the 185-pound champion or the 155-pound champion. I would take either fight, and I think I could beat either guy to win a title at both weights. I'd like to be runner-up in the pound-for-pound rankings. That's the No. 1 goal, aside from the No. 1 ranking in the welterweight division."
On Georges St-Pierre: "Me and Georges St-Pierre, we're a lot different. For me, I look past every opponent because I'm not looking at just one obstacle. I think for me, it's easier to deal with when I accept the fact that I'm never going to get out of this. It's not just a fight, it's fighters. I look past every opponent to get to the No. 1 spot of the welterweight division, and I look further beyond that. If it were up to me, I would take that fight with Anderson Silva. I would say, 'Yeah, of course.' I'm looking for the next best thing, and the next best thing is always the closer fight to the No. 1 fight, and that's what I've been working toward this whole time."