Former UFC Welterweight Title contender Nick Diaz has spoken about a potential fight with Anderson Silva.
Diaz is currently in semi-retirement from the sport, as he has complained about not being paid enough on numerous occasions.
Nonetheless, a fight with the former UFC Middleweight Champion could be enough to lure him back to the Octagon. The news broke on UFC Tonight, were Ariel Helwani said he has spoke to Diaz and he confirmed he would be interested in the fight for the right price.
This comes after Silva's manager Ed Soares told MMAFighting that 'The Spider' would be interested in a fight with the Stockton Native as the two have arguably the best boxing in the sport.
Diaz was last seen inside the Octagon when he was defeated by Georges St. Pierre in March 2013 for the 170 lbs title. After the fight, the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion announced his retirement and despite the UFC asking him to come back several time, he has been stubborn on wanting a higher fight purse.
Not long ago, Diaz said he would fight for $500,000. However, if he faces Silva, the former Pound for Pound king who is one of the companies largest PPV sellers, he may want a sum to surpass half a million dollars.
Silva is looking to return in the early part of 2015. He lost his UFC Middleweight Title in July 2013 when he was TKO'd by Chris Weidman. The Brazilian was again defeated by Weidman in December when he broke his leg in the second round and was forced to end the fight.
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