Anderson Silva Says Nick Diaz Would Be An Interesting Fight
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.30.2014
But not a rematch with Chris Weidman...
MMA Fighting reports that during a press tour in Rio de Janeiro, Anderson Silva said that Nick Diaz would be an interesting fight for him when he returns to the UFC in 2015. He said he won't fight this year since he's "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)." He sparred for the first time since he broke his leg on June 20 and felt good, but isn't throwing leg kicks like before yet.
He said: "Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say? It could be an interesting fight. (My left shin) is stronger than the other one, way stronger than the other one. I'm training, and it's helping me a lot in training. But I'm a little insecure about my movements, so I'm just kicking from the waist up [laughs]."
Silva also said that he doesn't plan on fighting Chris Weidman for a third time. He added: "Rematch with Chris Weidman is something that is not in my plans. He already defeated me twice, everybody saw this. Lyoto (Machida) has an opportunity to fight him, we also have ‘Jacare' (Souza), who's coming and looking for his way. Let's root for them to get their space in the UFC and get their shot at the title, win it, become great champions and bring big wins for Brazil."