Nick Diaz might be moving up to middleweight for his next UFC fight, according to Brazilian contender Demian Maia.
Maia is now down at welterweight after a long run at middleweight and he is creeping ever closer to title contention.
Appearing on The MMA Hour this week he said that a fight with Nick Diaz had been of interest to him but that it wouldn’t be happening.
“That’s an interesting fight but I heard he is going to middleweight, to 185. I heard that he wants to go up to 185, or at least he wants to go to 185. I heard that… I don’t even remember from who I heard it but lets see what happens,” he said.
Maia also said that while he is interested in fighting the winner of this weekend’s Rory Macdonald/Jake Ellenberger fight, he hasn’t fought since February and wants to get back into action quicker than that match would take.