Nick-Diaz-UFC-137-Press-01Could a UFC middleweight bout between Michael Bisping, who is sitting on the sidelines with an injury, and Nick Diaz, who is sitting on the sidelines in pseudo-retirement, actually happen?

It could… in a perfect world.

But the world is far from perfect, and a bout between the two brash fighters appears a long way from happening.

Speculation about the possibility of the bout first surfaced when UFC 166 fighter Gilbert Melendez said he thought his teammate, Diaz, would fight again if the right fight was offered. One possible rumored scenario would see Diaz, who usually fights at welterweight, come back for a fight in the middleweight division.

After Melendez’s comment, Bisping injected himself into the conversation, tweeting, “If Diaz wants a fight at 185 I would happily welcome him to the division.”

Even though Bisping is currently nursing a detached retina back to healthy status, and Diaz has been M.I.A. since losing to Georges St-Pierre in March of this year, Bisping’s offer immediately sent the Twitterverse into a tantalizing tizzy.

It’s a fight that piqued nearly every fight fan’s interest, including UFC president Dana White.

“I love that fight,” said White in a meeting with the UFC 166 media on Thursday in Houston.

As excited as he sounded, White was quick to deflate any hopes of the fight coming together anytime soon.

“Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn’t want to fight.”

The highest-profile fighting situation Diaz has been in since the St-Pierre fight in March has been launching his own fight promotion, WAR MMA. The promotion has thus far held one event, with no details yet announced for any future promotions.

As for actually stepping back into the Octagon, Diaz remains mum.

MMAWeekly.com’s attempts for comment from Diaz and his camp went unanswered at the time of publication.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 73 results: Beneil Dariush earns controversial split decision over Michael Johnson

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

Company president Dana White always warns his fighters to never leave the outcome of a fight in the unpredictable hands of the judges. And the co-main at UFC Fight Night 73 is the reason that express read news >>

Dana White Blasts Tito Ortiz for “Lying” About UFC Offering Cris Cyborg a Fight with Ronda Rousey

  • 24 days ago
  • 152 views

UFC president Dana White blasted Tito Ortiz for "lying" about the UFC offering Cris Cyborg a fight with Ronda Rousey. Cyborg, however, came to Tito's defense. read news >>

Dana White: Tito Ortiz is a liar, UFC never offered Cris Cyborg a fight vs Ronda Rousey in Dallas

  • 24 days ago
  • 20 views

Hold the phone. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White acted quickly to shoot down claims made by Tito Ortiz that an offer was made to Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino to fight UFC women read news >>

Dana White calls Tito Ortiz's claims on Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino 'a total lie'

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

The news making the rounds Saturday claiming that Dana White offered Cyborg Justino a fight against UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was a surprise to many. Among those most surprised, read news >>

Dana White congratulates Ronda Rousey for making UFC 190 'No. 1 PPV of 2015'

  • 24 days ago
  • 182 views

The UFC president tweeted his women's champion for multiple accomplishments this year, including the best pay-per-view of 2015. One week ago at UFC 190, Ronda Rousey demolished another challenger in read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for July is Dana White's 'Fight of the Ever'

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from July. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight read news >>

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira not ready to commit to retirement yet

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Dana White had a quick chat after UFC 190, and it sounded like the heavyweight legend would call it quits following the unanimous decision loss to Stefan Struve. However, read news >>

When Dana White called, Geane Herrera made sure the boss got his name right

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

It’s a subtle difference, and one that’s not even necessarily noticeable when just looking at his name on paper, but when Geane Herrera received a call from UFC President Dana White, he made sure the read news >>

Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz to finally face NAC hearing on August 13th

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

The oft-delayed hearings of suspended fighters Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz will allegedly take place in a little over a week. It appears that Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz are going to stand in front read news >>

NSAC drug test hearings for Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz set for Aug. 13

  • 28 days ago
  • 13 views

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has once again summoned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) combatants Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz, who are required to appear before the governing body on A read news >>