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On This Day In 2015: Nick Diaz Hilariously Laid Down In Anderson Silva Fight

On This Day In 2015: Nick Diaz Hilariously Laid Down In Anderson Silva Fight

Nick Diaz hilariously laid down on the ground to taunt opponent Anderson Silva five years ago today.

Diaz has teased a return to the Octagon and his long-awaited UFC comeback could come in 2020. He hasn't fought since his defeat to Anderson Silva back in 2015.

Stockton's own dropped a decision to Silva, which was then overturned to a no-contest after both fighters failed drug tests, but the middleweight bout didn't lack entertainment.

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Silva received a taste of his own medicine as Diaz taunted him throughout their fight, including a crazy opening sequence in the first round.

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Image: UFC

Diaz gestured to Silva before laying down on the Octagon floor in one of the most bizarre moments in MMA history.

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He continued to troll his opponent by standing against the fence, attempting to usher him in. This will never get old:

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Diaz went on to lose to Silva and he hasn't fought since, but it appears the 36-year-old is eyeing a sensational return to the sport.

He called for a fight with Jorge Masvidal who beat his younger brother Nate at UFC 244.

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"I'll fight anybody," he told Ariel Helwani. "This guy [Masvidal] can do anything he wants to do right now to make the most money possible.

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"I'm like, you know, do the damn thing... I'm doing my part, you do yours. They can do their part and then the show could go on.

"You know, it's on you Dana," he added. "It's on you, UFC... that's on them. It's in your hands now. Cowboy Stadium."

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Masvidal is likely to be wrapped up with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for the time being.

The duo went face to face this week at a SuperBowl media day and looked close to getting physical.

It's likely Diaz will be waiting a while for a shot at the BMF champion.

Topics: Anderson Silva, UFC News, Nick Diaz, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.