Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz signs multi-year contract extension


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Which not coincidentally, is right around the time Anderson Silva gets back. From UFC.com: The first name that came up was UFC legend and former middleweight champ Anderson Silva, who has been linked to a Diaz super fight for months now. It just so happens that "The Spider" will be back about the same time Diaz is looking to return. "I'd like to fight for the title," Diaz said. "I think that would be a big deal and worth fighting for. I want fights that will lead to a title fight. Whoever is in more

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Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon in 2015, and he welcomes the idea of fighting Nick Diaz. In a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Silva confirmed he won’t compete this year since he’s "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)," and a fight with Diaz, a former welterweight title contender who is currently retired, would be interesting. "Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?" Silva said. "It could be an interesting fight." Silva sparred more