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Friday, 10/05/2012, 12:24 pm

Nick Diaz: Bonnar fighting Silva instead of me is ‘a joke’ | UFC NEWS


“They said in what world does it make sense,” in referring to Dana White’s reaction when Diaz’s camp tried to push the idea of a Silva vs. Nick Diaz fight at one point. “Me or Stephan Bonnar, it would have been a big laughing matter or a joke, but that’s what’s happening now. I think if I was Anderson Silva and I’m on my way out of this and I’m 37, I’m looking to do a few more fights like that, I want to fulfill my legacy and I’m not going to be able to do it with Stephan Bonnar.”

On last night’s edition of SPIKE TV’s MMA Uncensored Live the always brash and open Nick Diaz expressed his discontent with the Bonnar vs. Silva booking.

Currently serving a suspension in the State of Nevada, the older Diaz brother has been very vocal about his desire to fight outside their jurisdiction for the UFC regardless of his Nevada licensing status.

This of course could never happen, but imagine if he just tested clean? The Silva vs. Diaz fight may have transpired!

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39 Comments to Nick Diaz: Bonnar fighting Silva instead of me is ‘a joke’ | UFC NEWS

  1. Dick Diaz says:

    alright guys seriously, who do you think poses more of a threat for silva? Diaz or Bonnar?

    • Axeholes says:

      I think Diaz is doing a little self-projection here.
      It sounds like Diaz himself feels like he’s getting toward the end (or last half) of his career. He’ll say anything to hype himself toward getting a big fight at this point. What a sore loser attitude he’s displaying.
      Wait your turn like everyone else, Diaz.

    • Sean DePotter says:

      not you silva would destory you hands down and I’m not trying to be mean. Bonnar could beat you so dont get ahead of yourself

    • Realgrappler says:

      Diaz thinking he deserves this fight is “a joke”. I know I’m gonna get shit for this but I like Chael. However, he too needs to build wins “in the division” to earn a shot.

  2. learntoread says:

    Silva vs. Diaz would be a blockbuster fight (regardless of how one sided some MMA ‘fans’ would state it would be).

    Being that the fight would happen in Brazil, obviously Zuffa “could” have booked it, but that would go against their whole “we comply with the NSAC” motif.

    • CMUSMC says:

      You’re ignorant Diaz would get smashed buy silva. Diaz foot work is terrible. He’d pretty much be standing in front of the best striker in MMA history.

      • BJ is KING says:

        Thank you, someone else has finally said it. How is the guy going to even compete with the most accurate puncher in MMA history? The guy is no wrestler, he calls himself a striker but he’d be up against Silva, his counter punching is incredible, not to mention his head movement (although not technically sound in boxing, is still too good) and reaction, we don’t need to explain Silva. I think Diaz is a good fighter, but no way is he standing toe to toe with the Spider.

      • Bob'O says:

        Then Silva should man up and fight a real striker like Machida and forget about his don’t fight friends bullshiT! ~Bob’O

        • Mayor of Deviance says:

          I don’t think Silva is looking for any backbreaking fights in LHW. He just wanted a fun scrap to have last minute to keep UFC 153 going in Brasil.

          And caving to pressure from fans and what-not to fight a good friend would not make him a man, that would make him a fool.

  3. Rather man says:

    I love u Diaz

  4. hi says:

    Anderson Silva took a light heavyweight fight because he couldn’t cut down to 185. And the whole NSAC stuff

    • T.DADDY says:

      Ummmm no he didn’t A-hole… He took the fight to save the PPV.. SMH

      • hi says:

        He did both you A-hole. He took it to save the PPV, but he would only fight a light heavyweight since it was short notice and he couldn’t cut down to middleweight. SMH

        • Mayor of Deviance says:

          You say that like it’s a terrible thing. Not everything has to be some contest to see who’s manlier. Both have proven themselves to be capable fighters who are fun to watch. Just enjoy.

          Nick Diaz thinking the UFC will spit in the eye of the NSAC so he can fight in Brasil is just crazy btw. One impatient guy’s wishes, or stay on the good side of the people who license them to fight. Not a tough call.

  5. T.DADDY says:

    Silva wud Destroy you… Nick is a beast but Silva is kking of the Jungle..lol

  6. david says:

    guess what diaz? your fucking suspended anyways asshole so why do you care?

  7. ya herd says:

    diaz is more dangerous!!!! And his fight does make sense more than bonnar..
    diaz has probly the best cardio in mma, hes got a very good chin also. hes got amazing bjj skills and subs, got very underrated boxing skills this guy has been in the ring with andre ward and done very well… silva would still win but he has a style that would trouble silva alot more than bonnar

  8. DC says:

    Nick Diaz shouldn’t speak when he is high. Besides I don’t think Bonnar is going to win, but crazier things have happened, so I just want to see great fight.

  9. Yo says:

    Nick just spoke the truth ,anybody bringing up anything else other than what Nick is talking about is just hating.Diaz would’ve made way more sense than Bonnar,simple as that.

  10. Nate says:

    Diaz lost his contender fight, not sure why he thinks he deserves a contender fight. For him to say this makes me think he’s still on drugs. But this is Stephan Bonnar’s last fight he has announced retirement, so why not let him go out with a bang? He is an entertaining fighter and without his hyped match with Griffin who knows where the UFC would be today in terms of popularity.

  11. t.daddy smh says:

    T.Daddy is a moron…Silva actually said in 2 different interviews that he took a fight at LHW because he didn’t have time in his training to cut to 185 because the fight was too close.

  12. Dana is Greedy says:

    Nick just said what fans think why does a washed up Bonner make sense to Dana..Its cool for guys to step it up but come on Dana atleast try to make it a decent match up not just a money save the show thing ..As fans who pay sixty a pop for ppv we deserve better…

  13. KIDD433 says:

    Perhaps,too close too deadline to cut weight.But he only accepted this fight to save the card because Scarface got hurt.And yes Diaz vs Silva would be more entertaining,and would sell more.Diaz probably would’ve took the fight on short notice.FCK it.Let Diaz serve his suspension and he could come back and fight Silva.Everybody that wants to see it should team up and tweet the shit outa Dana to make it happen.He reads that shit.I’m gonna kick it off write now.who’s with me?

  14. Brah what says:

    Don’t hate on Dana..Diaz got caught,do the time and shut the f..k up.It’s the commission decision not Dana White.I like Diaz but he is tryin the Sonnen method. talk your way to a title shot bull shit.like last nights weigh ins Sonnen tryin to start shit on fuel tv about the Hallman.

  15. Bjj BB says:

    1st off nick! Your fighting at 170, you have never been champ in the ufc and silva wants to fight at 205, he’s done it b4 you came back to the ufc. So you comparing yourself to bonner and saying you would add more to silvas legacy is just bullshit!! You both were never champs!! So a bigger guy who is the best p4p fighter beating a 170 guy who was never been a champ in the ufc does what for him? Not a damn thing!! And he’s fighting the bottom 205 guys cause he needs to prove he can be in that class just like every1 else. Oh and nick! You lose to carlos then bitch and bitch about the ufc and there call on the fight, it was disrespectful for the way you acted b4 you left and how you acted when you were sapos2 fight gsp, after all that you want silva and your being a f-ucking baby cause bonner is getting the fight? You aint even the #1 contender at 170 anymore and now your saying the best fighter needs to fight you to better his legacy? Shut the f-uck up nick and smoke a bowl you f-ucking diva!!

  16. Bjj BB says:

    But id still love to see nick vs silva and watch silva beat the shit out of nick!

  17. dumbasses listen to what he says says:

    he’s not saying he deserves the fight… He’s saying it’s a joke that the UFC didn’t let the fight happen because “it didn’t make sense, or he didn’t deserve it.” Now bonnar is fighting silva, how the fuck does that make sense, bonnar doesn’t deserve that shit.. Even if Silva is going up weight… Diaz vs Silva would’ve been a way more badass fight.

  18. gouldx87 says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA Diaz wouldnt go up to middleweight to fight Mayhem miller but all of a sudden he has the nuts to face anderson silva? This guy is a complete whack job go smoke another one

  19. rey says:

    If Nixcj and his brother acted more professional, and not like some thugs they would get the bigger fights. They may be from the streets oc Stockton but……C’Mon MAN….Grow up!

  20. Yasheek says:

    Everybody is scared to say Silva will demolish Bonnar, because any fighter with hard shots can win almost any fight, even by fluke.

  21. Bjj BB says:

    Every1 says that silva vs bonnar dont make sense, well when your the best p4p fighter, no matter who you fight your gonna win right?. My point is silva will beat any1 he fights reguardless so y not give a bottom guy a chance when starting in a new weight class? Even if he went str8 to the top and fought rashad, hes still gonna win but people need things to complain about when there not a fan twards sum1 who is fighting silva. And @ dumbasses, how can i listen to what he says when im reading what he wrote? Lmao! Dumbass!!! And the fact that nick is talking about silvas legacy and saying it makes more sense for him instead of bonnar to fight him is saying that hes more deserving to fight him Dumbass!! U my friend r stupid!!

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