Kyle McLachlan tries to think like Joe Silva and line up the fighters who featured on last nights card for their next bouts in the Octagon.
UFC 175 featured a main event which matched the epic five round insta-classics between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler and Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson we've been privileged to see in the last year. Chris Weidman solidified his position as the best 185lber in the World and probably one of the best all-round fighters in MMA pound-for-pound.
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After a week of teasing it, the UFC has officially booked Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz.
Today, Dana White appeared on ESPN with a fight announcement that had been teased all week. Anderson Silva will be making his return from injury on January 31st, and when he does so, Nick Diaz will be there to meet him. Max Bretos announced the news via Twitter: Dana White announcing on @SportsCenter Anderson Silva will be back in #UFC Octagon. He will face Nick Diaz January 31st. Boom.
— Max Bretos (@mbretos more
Appearing on ESPN's SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White officially announced the anticipated bout between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. SportsCenter anchor Max Bretos leaked the news on Twitter shortly before White appeared on camera: Dana White announcing on @SportsCenter Anderson Silva will be back in #UFC Octagon. He will face Nick Diaz January 31st. Boom.
— Max Bretos (@mbretosESPN) July 29, 2014 After taping the se more
Then came a pair of devastating wins over Anderson Silva and well, it sounds like Franklin is boarding the "All American" Express. Choo! Choo! "I tell you what, I wasn't a big Weidman believer at first, but looking at the second Anderson Silva fight, he looked great and had a solid gameplan. Lyoto & Anderson have this great ability to elude punches and draw you into their game. Lyoto is obviously a bit different than Anderson and he is a bigger fighter, and size hasn't played a big role in the A more
Ed Soares, the manager of Anderson Silva talks about how the Silva camp views a UFC return fight against Nick Diaz. more
LAS VEGAS -- Chris Weidman talks about his UFC 175 middleweight title fight against Lyoto Machida, why he wasn't happy after his second win over Anderson Silva, why it's bittersweet to move on from the Silva fights, and more. more
Chris Weidman knocked Anderson Silva out at UFC 162. He stopped him again in their rematch at UFC 168 after Silva snapped his leg on a checked kick. He defeated the greatest fighter on the face of the planet twice, successfully calling the middleweight throne his own in the process. Even after doing all of that, some people still feel the newly crowned champ lacks the sort of credibility his predecessor had. He’ll be stepping into the Octagon against Lyoto Machida on Saturday, July 5 at UFC 175 more
If you didn't see it the first time around with the rest of the world, you'll want to check out Chris Weidman's knockout of Anderson Silva, the fight that earned him the UFC middleweight championship. more
Chris Weidman competes at UFC 175 to defend his middleweight title, but first, watch the fight which got him the championship. more