The Spider and the greatest mixed martial artist of all time will make his return Super Bowl weekend, January 31st, in the fight that everyone wanted to see, against Nick Diaz.
The news broke Tuesday afternoon after Dana White tweeted a picture of him having a meal with Anderson Silva and informing the MMA world that the fight had been booked.
It is being reported that the fight will take place at 185 pounds, the weight class that Silva ruled over for years.
Silva (33-6) is coming off back to back losses to Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and has been nursing a severe leg injury since the second Weidman fight.
Diaz (26-9-1 No Contest) is coming off a long layoff and back to back losses as well against Carlos Condit and former Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. Diaz signed a new contract last week for three fights and expressed his desire to fight Silva at that time.
Tiny URL for this post: