10 Reasons To Watch Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz At UFC 183

9. Curiosity Factor: Will Silva Throw Kicks?

Silva suffered a brutal leg break at UFC 168 when Chris Weidman checked a kick. And like a child who touched a hot stove, Silva may not want to repeat his actions. That is a concern. Silva's kicks are a large part of his arsenal. Without them, he's almost a one-dimensional fighter. His hands are good, but he has little in the way of wrestling ability, and has struggled the most against wrestlers - see Sonnen, Chael. His kicks create space, and do serious damage. Will he rely on them once more? We'll find out in January.
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Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.