Cesar Gracie, the coach and manager for Nick Diaz, spoke to middleeasy.com and explained why Nick Diaz wants to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva so badly.
“Why Anderson? Because Anderson is a huge name. He’s talking the talk that is kind of what we’re talking about. He’s talking about doing superfights. He’s talking about the things that Nick’s been talking about that Nick did when he was with Strikeforce that Nick is into. That’s why.
And he’s exciting and just a great fighter. He’s talking about catchweights, he’s talking about exciting fights that people want to see instead of being limited to fighting, you know, if this is your weight class, if this is the number one contender, this guy did this, this guy did that. We’re not interested.
People are thinking now, ‘Why does Nick want to fight this guy? Why does Nick get a shot at the title?’ It’s not about the title. If he was at 185, we don’t want the title. Nick isn’t trying to be disrespectful to other great middleweights out there on campus and want that.
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 superfight.”