Updated 05:39 PM EST, Thu, Dec 03, 2020

UFC 183 Silva vs Diaz: Nick to Target Broken Leg of Anderson?

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The plan of Nick Diaz inside the ring during his fight with Anderson Silva on Jan. 31 at UFC 183 does not include targeting the latter's leg which got broken last year with his fight versus Chris Weidman.

Despite the aggressiveness of Diaz, Bloody Elbow said that inside the cage the fighter will not go after the weak body part of his opponent.

Silva is coming 13 months from his leg break catastrophe which has led him to step out of the UFC limelight and focus on his recovery. Many of his fans thought that it was already the end of the Brazilian fighter's career but for the past months, he showed great improvement on his recovery.

"When someone tells you a fighter's injured and they tell you to go after an injury, it really throws you off," he as quoted by Bloody Elbow as saying.

Diaz added that it will sadden him to win a fight where he knew he capitalized on the weak point of his opponent.

"It would be sad to lose a fight on account of, you're trying to concentrate on capitalizing on someone's weakness when it comes to injury and something like that, [rather than fighting] your fight without worrying about something like that," he added.

Since Diaz is returning to the ring after retiring following his loss to Georges St-Pierre, he said that a lot of people advised him to hit the once injured knee of Silva.

"I'm like, 'Yeah right, I'm not going out to attack this guy's knee.' It just doesn't ... it's not realistic to go after his injury, unless they got a cut the same week, then it's like, yeah, hit him in the eye, because the [expletive] is going to re-open and now you wouldn't fight on the cut. Maybe on a cut you want to take advantage of it, that makes sense," he added.

Many reports agreed with Diaz saying that focusing on the weak body part of Silva might "alter" his game and "take advantage of something that's not even realistic."

A similar MMA Fighting article said that Diaz could not be blamed if he chooses to go after the "surgically repaired limb" of Silva as the latter has already expressed that he is physically ready for their bout.

MMA Mania, on the other hand, considered this statement an "admirable" gesture from Diaz but noted that his fight plan does not really include so much kicks but more on fist attacks.

Silva and Diaz will fight in a five-round non-title fight slated in Las Vegas, Nevada by the end of January next year.

People will surely watch out if Diaz will stick to his word on not capitalizing on Silva's weakness.

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