Last week, Cesar Gracie made a statement that indicated Nick Diaz would be willing to move up to 185 pounds and face UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Now, Gracie is making it known that Diaz isn’t interested in the title, just a super-fight.
“Nick isn’t trying to be disrespectful to other great middleweights out there on campus and want that,” said Gracie, in an interview with MiddleEasy.com. “There are a lot of great middleweights that are at the front of the line for a title shot. This is about fighting and a super-fight. It’s not about the title.”
Currently, Diaz is under suspension for a failed drug test following his loss to Carlos Condit earlier this year. Gracie did remark that they are planning to file another appeal to get Diaz cleared to fight earlier than next February when his suspension runs out.
Silva, meanwhile, has yet to say much of anything in regards to his next fight. After defeating Chael Sonnen earlier this month, “The Spider” appears content to sit and wait for the UFC to make a No. 1 contender out of the division.