Dana White has been extremely busy today, with the world buzzing as the UFC on Fox 4 approaches this weekend, and speculation runs rampant over Anderson Silva's next title challenger at middleweight. Dana cleared up a few things today, notably dropping the axe on a proposed Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva fight. Anderson Silva's manager, Ed Soares, has been adamant that they will refuse a fight with Chris Weidman in wake of his destruction of Mark Munoz, but has been open to a fight with former WW contender Nick Diaz.
Today, White did not mince words when he discussed the situation at MW. Our friends at MMA Fighting broke the story earlier:
"Nick Diaz makes no sense, OK?" White said. "I know that sounds fun -- ‘Yeah! throw Nick Diaz in there!' -- if you really look at the the thing, Nick Diaz just lost to [Carlos] Condit, at 170, so that gives him the opportunity to move up to 85 and fight the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world? In what [expletive] universe does that make sense?
Read after the jump to see what Dana had to see regarding Silva's possible next opponent, a blockbuster if he can make it happen.
Fans, fighters, and promoters alike have been enthralled by the potential of an Anderson Silva vs Georges St. Pierre superfight, and according to Dana, it is a good possibility for Silva's next fight. In Dana's own words:
"Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are both considered, and most people argue, I think finally, especially with the inactivity from GSP, that people now consider [Silva] the pound-for-pounder, but there was an argument there for a long time and if GSP hasn't been this inactive, maybe the debate would still be there. But he's definitely top two or three in the world, depending on who you ask. And if you were really going to make a fight like that, it would make more sense with Georges St Pierre, than it would with Diaz."
White even went so far as to hint at holding out Silva's next fight until after GSP's November return, in hopes of making the superfight a reality, admitting that is what the UFC brass is considering, but saying, of course, that anything can happen. With Silva's managers turning down Weidman and a superfight with LHW champ Jon Jones, and White vehemently shooting down a Diaz superfight, the options for the Spider are few and far between, so maybe the fans will get the blockbuster fight they have talked about for years. Only time will tell.
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