Nick Diaz says contrary to popular belief, he will not be going after Anderson Silva’s leg in their UFC 183 showdown on January 31.
“When someone tells you a fighter’s injured and they tell you to go after an injury, it really throws you off,” Diaz recently told the media in Las Vegas. “It would be sad to lose a fight on account of, you’re trying to concentrate on capitalizing on someone’s weakness when it comes to injury and something like that, [rather than fighting] your fight without worrying about something like that.”
If Diaz decides to target the leg, fans couldn’t really blame him considering how the injury is common knowledge.
“I fought someone a long time ago,” Diaz said. “Someone came up to me and told me that [his opponent’s] knee was hurt, and he said to me, attack his knee, I’m like, ‘Yeah right, I’m not going out to attack this guy’s knee.’ It just doesn’t … it’s not realistic to go after his injury, unless they got a cut the same week, then it’s like, yeah, hit him in the eye, because the [expletive] is going to re-open and now you wouldn’t fight on the cut. Maybe on a cut you want to take advantage of it, that makes sense.”
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