Former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz slammed the UFC’s decision to pit Anderson Silva against Stephan Bonnar in the main event of UFC 153 next weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, labelling it a “joke” before adding it does nothing for “The Spider’s” legacy as a fighter.
Speaking via MMA Uncensored, Diaz said:
“If I was making a joke, like, ‘Who are they gonna get to fight Anderson Silva, right now? Me or Stephan Bonnar?’ it would have been a big, laughing matter. It’s a joke. But, you know, that’s what’s happening at this point in time. So, that’s fine.
But, if I was Anderson Silva, and I’m on my way out of this sport, at 37 or whatever, I’m looking to do a couple more fights, if that. I’d want to fulfill my legacy. I’m not gonna be able to do that with Stephan Bonnar. That’s just the way I see it.”
Nick Diaz is sitting out on suspension, due to a failed drug test for Marijuana and is eligible to return to competing in February 2013.