Silva No Longer Fighting For Titles
By Antonio Cooper
In what could be described as the most anticipated return within UFC history, legendary middleweight, Anderson Silva’s return fight against former Strikeforce Welterweight champion, Nick Diaz is being billed for Superbowl weekend, hoping to produce the UFC’s biggest fight in history.
While diehard fans of the longtime former Middleweight champion, would love nothing more than to watch Silva fight current champion, Chris Weidman for the third time, Silva establishes that his intentions are to avoid title fights and focus strictly on his return. During a recent interview, Silva said: "Right now, it's not my priority. If I have the credentials to fight for the title, I'll be more than glad to do it," he said. "At this point, I want to feel my legs walking and my movement. My main priority is to see how I perform. "
Coming off of back-to-back losses for both competitors, fans are eager to see a fine performance from both competitors, while Silva’s anticipating nothing short of a stand-up war.
"It's going to be excellent for the fans," Silva said. "We both have not stepped in the Octagon for a while. Nick is a guy that walks forward and likes his boxing. If he stands with me, the fans can expect a great fight."
With Silva vs Diaz on tap for an amazing performance, UFC 183 is shaping up to be one of the UFC’s best events of the year.