As we approach this Saturday’s UFC 183 pay-per-view, which features a main event between Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva, the Stockton, California native has explained why he has not talked any trash about his opponent this time around.
“He said the other day that I had good fights in the UFC and I feel the same way about him,” said Diaz in a new UFC.com interview, which you can watch above.
“That’s why I give him mutual respect. People take me the wrong way a lot of times, thinking I wanna stage an act, or say I’m cocky or something like that. That’s completely different.”
Diaz concluded, “I’m always respectful toward my opponent.”
Diaz vs. Silva serves as the main event for UFC 183, which takes place this Saturday, January 31st, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.