Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz – January 31, 2015
Little more than a year after sustaining the gruesome leg break while attempting to reclaim his middleweight title against Chris Weidman, Anderson ‘the Spider’ Silva will return to middleweight action as he goes toe-to-toe with the bad boy of MMA, Nick Diaz.
Diaz will be returning after almost two years of inactivity from the sport. Diaz stated after his last loss that he only wanted big fights, meaning title shots or ones paying half a million dollars per bout.
The fight against Silva might not be for a title but it is sure to bring in the pay-per-view points which in turn will put money in Diaz’ pockets.
UFC President Dana White announced the bout during SportsCenter today roughly a week after Diaz signed a new contract with the organization.
The matchup will take place at UFC 183 in Las Vegas as part of the promotion’s traditional Super Bowl weekend card.