During an interview on Monday for MMAFighting.com, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares said that his client is up for a fight with Nick Diaz. The question is whether Diaz would be interested in the fight, since he is currently retired.
On last night’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that he talked to Diaz on his thoughts regarding a possible Silva showdown. The former Strikeforce welterweight champion told Helwani that he is interested in the fight, but only if the money is right.
Helwani reports that Diaz said a Silva fight is something he has always wanted and it would be one of the biggest fights in the history of MMA. Diaz hasn’t fought since his UFC 158 title loss in March of 2013 to then champion Georges St-Pierre. Diaz has been offered numerous fights since that time with the likes of Matt Brown, Hector Lombard and Carlos Condit.
Silva is still recovering from the broken leg he suffered in his fight with middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in December. Soares also stated in the interview that Silva will either be ready to fight by the end of the year or in early 2015.