Cesar Gracie, the trainer and manager for Nick Diaz, sent out a message via Twitter recently making his fighter available for a bout with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
A few months back, when talk of Silva taking on Georges St-Pierre started to gain steam, Diaz had his name thrown out there as a potential opponent for “The Spider.” UFC president Dana White said there was no chance of the fight going down, but that hasn’t stopped Gracie from continuing the push.
— Cesar Gracie (@CesarGracieBJJ) October 16, 2012
Diaz announced his retirement after falling to Carlos Condit in a bout for the interim UFC welterweight title. He was suspended after traces of marijuana were found in his system during the post-fight drug test. Gracie has said Diaz would return as soon as the suspension was lifted – they have been fighting in in court – or it runs out.