UFC President Dana White revealed yesterday during a special Q&A in Boston that he has offered former welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz a fight against former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
Not a bad idea is it?
“I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we’ll see what happens,” White said yesterday at the Boston Barrio Cantina. “He had been talking about going to 185 pounds. Machida has been talking about going to 185 pounds. So we wanted to see if he wanted to fight Machida at 185.”
As of yesterday it was rumored that the fight to make was Belfort vs. Machida, however White went on to explain the shift in planning.
“I wanted Machida to fight Vitor Belfort, but Vitor Belfort is his own matchmaker, apparently. He wants to make his own fights.”
According to Dana White the Diaz camp has not turned down the fight offer. They haven’t accepted it either, but if Nick Diaz wanted an intriguing match to draw him out of retirement this is surely it.