Going into UFC 183, Anderson Silva is adamant he won't be hesitant to throw his patented leg kicks after suffering a devastating break in his left leg over a year ago.
Still, he admits there will be a little fear hidden in the back of his mind.
One thing he doesn't have to fear, though, is Nick Diaz trying to take advantage of the situation and targeting his injured leg. That's because the Stockton slugger tells Yahoo! Sports that he won't spend his time concentrating on what many perceive to be one of Silva's weakness.
Check it out:
"When someone tells you a fighter's injured and they tell you to go after an injury, it really throws you off. 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. I fought someone a long time ago. Someone came up to me and told me that [his opponent's] knee was hurt, and he said to me, attack his knee, 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."
Of course, saying it is one thing, following through is an entirely different thing. Then again, Diaz isn't exactly known for his leg kicks, preferring to let his fists do the talking inside the cage.
UFC 183 is set to pop off on Jan. 31, 2015 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. To take a look at the rest of the action-packed pay-per-view (PPV) card, which features a co-main event pitting Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum, click here.