UFC Quick Quote: Anderson Silva's chin is not the same anymore


And it doesn't help that "Spider" will be two months shy of his 40th birthday when he squares off against Nick Diaz.

"I believe it's going to be a stand-up fight the entire time. Nick is better on the ground, his jiu-jitsu is better, but I believe it's going to be a standup fight and it won't last five rounds. I think it will be over before five rounds, someone will get knocked out. Nick is hard to knock out, he was knocked out only once in the beginning of his career. Anderson is bigger than Nick, but he's turning 40 now and his chin is not the same anymore. If Nick can get in there and punch him, I think he wins this fight. Nick will turn 31 in August, he's just a kid. Anderson is fast and dangerous. I don't know who's going to win, but I know it's going to be a good fight."

Come Jan. 31, 2015, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva is doomed! Well, that's according to recent scouting reports from the 209. After his UFC 183 opponent Nick Diaz said "The Spider" still doesn't know how to throw a punch, his head coach, Cesar Gracie, cast a shadow of doubt over the Brazilian's chin, which just isn't the same anymore (via MMA Fighting). I guess all it took was one shot from Chris Weidman at UFC 162 for it to crumble, since that's the only time we saw Silva (33-6) get KTFO inside the Octagon. But even if there is a sizable chink in the armor, which hasn't frightened the bookies, will Diaz (26-9) be able to exploit it during their "Sin City" headliner? Time will tell.

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