Anderson Silva’s recovery from his leg being broken last winter is going well, with the UFC legend appearing at New York City’s Javits Center to show fans some moves.
Silva interacted with fans during the MMA World Expo over the weekend, part of his ongoing recovery, reported the New York Daily News.
Meanwhile, fans are wondering when Silva will get back in the ring. The News wasn’t able to get that information, and UFC President Dana White recently said via Twitter that there’s no updates on the planned Silva-Nick Diaz fight.
But a source told MMA Fighting recently that Diaz is Silva’s top choice for his return fight, ideally on Super Bowl weekend 2015.
Diaz lost his past two fights, vs Carlos Condit at UFC 143 and Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158.
Diaz told the official UFC website that he’d like to fight Silva.
“I’d be interested in fighting [Anderson Silva] and anything that’s going to do well,” Diaz said. “As far as Anderson Silva, I think that would be a great fight for people to see because he has my type of style.”
Silva’s manager Ed Soares previously explained why a Silva-Diaz fight would work out well.
“It would be one of the biggest fights you can possibly put together,” Soares said.
“Everything’s there. No matter who Anderson fights in his first fight back, it’s going to be big. But now you add Nick, who the fans love and who has also been away for awhile, and you think about how their styles match up, and we’re talking potentially one of the biggest fights in all of MMA.”
As part of his recovery from breaking his leg against Chris Weidman last year, Silva may become training partners with Daniel Cormier as the latter prepares to take on Jon Jones at UFC 178.
“I’ve got some friends and they put me in contact with some of the guys down in southern California, with Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. I may down go there for a week,” Cormier revealed on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, per MMA Fighting.
“That’s a possibility. We haven’t worked out all the details, but that is a possibility and we’ll see what happens.”