With Anderson Silva set to make his return to the UFC in early 2015, the former Middleweight Champion has announced he will not be looking to face now champion Chris Weidman in a trilogy match-up. Speaking to the Brazilian media, Silva said:
"A rematch with Weidman isn't in my plans. He has already beat me twice, everybody saw that. Lyoto Machida will have his opportunity, Ronaldo Souza is walking on his path."
Silva lost his 185lbs title to Weidman in July 2013, via second round TKO after he was caught when dropping his hands showboating. They then fought again in December, however the fight ended when Weidman checked a leg kick from Silva that broke the Brazilian's leg.
Nonetheless, Silva still seems hungry and he has spoke about a potential bout with Nick Diaz in his return. Diaz also seems keen for the fight and UFC President Dana White also likes the idea. On a fight with Diaz, 'The Spider' said:
"Hey, if everybody is saying that this is a good fight, what can I say? I think that it could be too."
A fight between Silva and Diaz could be superb. Both fighters are two of the UFC's biggest PPV draws like to stand and bang.
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