Former UFC Middleweight Champion recently commented on his upcoming UFC return in January and his scheduled bout with Nick Diaz during an interview with his manager Jorge Guimaraes on Passando a Guarda.
“I’m really excited. It’s my comeback, I have to be excited,” Silva said. “I’m training a lot, really happy with everything that is happening.”
“The Spider” then spoke about his scheduled bout in January with Nick Diaz. “Nick Diaz is a tough guy,” said Silva. “He fights really well, has a great physical condition and a great technique, so it’s going to be a nice fight. If Nick does a clean fight, if he fights standing without stalling, we’ll do a spectacular fight,” he added. “Nick has a great boxing and it’s going to be a fantastic fight. Every UFC fan will like it.”
Silva went on to make the claim that his fight with Diaz will be the “best striking match of all-time.”
“It’s going to be a show for the fans,” said Silva. “It will make history as the best striking match of all-time.”
Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz is scheduled to take place at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.