Anderson's and Diaz's next fight if they lose?

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  1. Combat Wombatt

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    Anderson Silva has the most riding on this fight. This fight will be a telltale sign on the future of his career. How well does he come back from his devastating leg injury and how is he now that he's a bit older. Losing to a man in a lower weight class will not be good. Although with a win or loss I have no fear that Anderson wouldn't get another top opponent even if he's brutally finished.

    Nick Diaz has everything to gain. Win or lose he's going up a weight class and fighting a legend. Whether or not that legend is on the decline does not matter. Anderson is still one of the best.



    So what are Diaz and Anderson's next fight if they lose?




    I think it's ridiculous that Anderson gets a 2nd shot at reclaiming his belt from Weidman on a win over Diaz, a WW, but whatever, this is the UFC.



    What does Diaz get with a win over Anderson? (Obviously not a MW title shot at Weidman).
     
  2. xWesleh

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    Retirement for Diaz. Bisping for Silva.

    If Diaz wins , WW titleshot.
     
  3. LZD

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    Anderson: retirement. Even if he wins and it was a 5 round war, or he gets beat up and wins, retirement.

    Diaz: Condit or someone else top 5 if the fight was competitive but he lost. Someone from the top 10 if he loses more quickly/easily.
     
  4. JohnMangala

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    For Anderson if he wins either Weidman III/Belfort or super fight with GSP
    if he loses good fights against Rampage, Shogun, Bisping, Davis,

    For Diaz if he wins Lawler II
    if he loses Condit rematch, Matt Brown/Hendricks loser, Lombard/Rory loser
    maybe even a drop to 155.
     
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    Anderson vs shogun
    Diaz vs shogun
    Diaz vs bisping
    Diaz vs Rory
     
  6. Combat Wombatt

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    I would love to see Shogun vs. Anderson or Diaz.....if he was in his prime.




    Now he'd get KO'd walking into the ring.
     
  7. Senzo Tanaka

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    Anderson will fight Shogun at the TUF finale if he loses to Weidman and Diaz will disappear for another year or two until he needs money again.
     
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    Correct regarding Diaz. This could be last call for Diaz fans.
     
  9. Gatts

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    Anderson - Top 10 MW (Kennedy?)
    Diaz - Top 10 WW (Brown-Hendricks loser)
     
  10. aModerateThreat

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    silva gets bisping. diaz gets lil diaz.

    the brother on brother angle will get the needle moving
     
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    I don't see how a loss to the top fighter in a weight calls above him counts a nail in the coffin.
     
  12. Jopo

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    Diaz only wants big money fights. You think he's coming for Matt Brown money? He stayed retired for a year and a half before Zuffa caved and gave him this fight.
     
  13. cyrusthevyrus

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    If Silva loses, Silva vs Belfort II (if Weidman wins)
    If Diaz loses, Diaz vs Matt Brown
     
  14. Combat Wombatt

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    I'm sure they could find Diaz another superfight.
     
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    Anderson:

    Win and it will be a TS vs Weidman
    Lose, unlikely but you'd have to consider retirement... maybe a Hendo rematch.. CM Punk? lol

    Diaz:

    Win, WW Titleshot or top contenders fight - lombard/rory or Hendricks/Brown
    Lose: (likely) Perhaps loser of Hendricks/brown - diaz/brown would be a classic matchup
     
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    Silva/Bisping
    Diaz/Brown
     
  17. CinemaKingdom

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    I wouldn't mind seeing Diaz vs Machida, just for fun. Anderson should fight Jacare or Romero.
     
  18. jjresq

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    Silva can fight Dan Henderson, Diaz Condit
     
  19. Combat Wombatt

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    Both would be good fights.



    If Hendo beat Silva....trilogy. That'd be great.
     

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