While Insiders Label Him As The Underdog, Nick Diaz Says Putting On Weight For Silva Fight Isn’t An Issue

Although he is a 3-1 underdog in the early line for his UFC fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183, Nick Diaz says that weight should not be a concern.

The fighter who will move up to middleweight for the fight says that he can practically fight and perform in any weight class.

“I could probably fight, at a time, I thought, at any weight. I’m no bigger than I used to be now,” Diaz said. “I’m getting a little older, but I always thought I could fight at a catchweight at 160, or fight at 170, 185, maybe even at 155. My brother (Nate Diaz) seems to be able to do it. But I also think I could fight at 185 pounds, as well. I would love to prove (wrong) any disbeliever.”

With the fight still six months away, insiders believe that Silva has a clear advantage seeing as how he has always fought between 171-185 pounds and even has competed as a light heavyweight between 186-205. Diaz shrugs this off.

“I’m pretty heavy, and I naturally don’t really have a hard time gaining weight,” he said. “I put on a lot of miles and a lot of work just to get down under 185 pounds or under 178 pounds or so for the (weight) cut. It can be pretty rough making 170 pounds, especially if I have fights back-to-back, because it’s just real easy for me to put on weight.”

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