MANILA, Philippines – Former welterweight contender Nick Diaz is interested in fighting either reigning Georges St-Pierre or middleweight king Anderson Silva.
Ju-jitsu coach Cesar Gracie said Diaz is looking forward to battle either of the two UFC champions when his suspension gets lifted in February next year.
"We're pushing for the GSP fight. That's what we're going to push for, GSP or Anderson Silva. That's the two fights that interest us the most, and that's the one's we're going for,” said Diaz’s trainer in MMA Fighting.
Diaz was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for testing positive for marijuana metabolites following his unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit.
Gracie said his fighter is willing to face Silva if the superfight between St-Pierre and Silva doesn’t play out.
"[Silva's] people are into it. We're into it. The fans, I think, would be into it,” said Gracie.
Gracie believes that the St-Pierre- Silva will not materialize despite the fans’ interest.
“That [superfight] would be great to watch. But let's get real. If GSP just absolutely says no, then what? You can't make a guy fight. That's the thing. And Anderson, if they want to promote a superfight and if the stars align, I think Nick would be into it."