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When Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz enter the octagon on January 31, 2015, it will be the most unlikely superfight anyone could have ever imagined. Dalvin Cook Womens Jersey . At the peak of the superfight matchmaking era, the former middleweight champion Silva was mentioned among former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as possible opponents. Diaz wasnt ever mentioned. Fast forward to todays UFC, where Diaz has become one of the sports biggest draws and the once-invincible Silva is coming off off two straight losses and a career-threatening injury. For the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Diaz, who has lost two straight UFC welterweight title fights and subsequently retired after each loss, there is everything to gain from this fight - including another shot at gold. But for Silva, this fight - No. 3 of the 10-fight contract he signed in 2012 - gives Silva the opportunity to re-cement his legacy. Silvas fighting future was thrown into question when his shin snapped around the leg of middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in December. "The pain was absurd. I only thought one thing: Is it over? Will I ever walk again? Am I alright?," Silva said in an appearance on Brazilian television station Rede Globo. In the octagon, it was his second consecutive loss to Weidman after a record run of 16 straight wins and 10 title defenses dating back to the start of his UFC tenure in 2006. Outside the octagon, the then 38-year-old was facing a lengthy layoff and a daunting recovery. "This will be a tough thing to overcome and come back from at his age," UFC president Dana White told reporters at the post-fight press conference on Dec. 28. "He literally left here (MGM Grand Garden Arena) and is going straight into surgery." But after less than six months of recovery, Silva (33-6) was officially cleared to begin sparring again in June. A month after that, Silva was booked in the main event for the UFCs flagship event on Super Bowl weekend. There is no doubt that "The Spider" is arguably the greatest fighter of all time, but Silva has become complacent at different points throughout his career, chipping away at his greatness. There have been times Silva has been too playful in the octagon with his opponents, drawing criticism from fans, other fighters and White - see his UFC 112 bout with Demian Maia. His nonchalant behaviour, and perceived lack of respect for his opponent, cost him in his first bout with Weidman. Coming off a dominating, and overly playful, knockout of UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar, Silva did more dancing and feigning injury than he did fighting against the relatively untested Weidman. As the history books show, Weidman made Silva pay, dearly. In Diaz (26-9, 1 NC), there will be no fooling around. If there is anything "The Stockton Bad Boy" is known for, its his scowl not his smile. After his last loss in 2013, Diaz said the only two matchups that could bring him back to the octagon were a rematch with St-Pierre and a date with Silva. Diaz got his wish just days after signing a three-fight contract on July 25. If that wasnt motivation enough for Silva, then Diazs plans to use him as a stepping stone definitely should be. "Id like to fight for the title," Diaz told before the superfight was announced. "I think that would be a big deal and worth fighting for. I want fights that will lead to a title fight. Whoever is in line and whoever has the title, thats who Im going to be fighting." With a win over Silva, White told Bloody Elbow on Wednesday Diaz would earn consideration for a shot at the belt. "Nick Diaz is a very popular fighter as it is. If he comes in and beats Anderson Silva, absolutely, he could fight for a title. He is right in there. It would be a huge, huge win for him," White said. Diaz may have more to gain from the superfight, but it is Silva who has much more to lose. Having a target on your back for the better part of a decade is taxing enough, the question is will Silva return to being a predator or is it the 39-year-olds time to be the prey? "He is 100 percent healthy," White said. "He is kicking again, feels great, and is chomping at the bit to get back in the octagon." Jaleel Johnson Vikings Jersey . Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Pat Elflein Jersey .Simon will work with head coach Gord Dineen and associate coach Derek King behind the bench of the Toronto Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate for the 2014-15 season. . The 23-year-old Woods, Tiger Woods niece, closed with a 4-under 69 at Royal Pines to finish at 16-under 276. Lee also shot 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Australian tours. Woods birdied the par-5 15th to open a two-stroke lead, hitting a wedge from about 120 yards to 4 feet.Following an injury to his throwing shoulder on September 13 that forced him to leave the game and not return, nearly two full weeks went by with some really big questions hovering around the status of Winnipeg Blue Bombers franchise quarterback Drew Willy and whether hed be ready to go for a pivotal game against the East Division-leading Hamilton Tiger-Cats. One could suppose the Bombers Week 13 bye week a€” their first of the season a€” couldnt have come at a better time. I was here all week working with (head athletic therapist) Al (Couture), kind of doing a bunch of different treatments, said Willy of his so-called week off. Just basically doing anything I could do to get the range of motion and strength back. I feel fine. Im ready to play and looking forward to going out there. Yet concern was understandable. Eight days after going down in a heap with just seconds remaining in the first half of their 26-9 loss to the B.C. Lions, the Blue Bombers returned to practice, but Willy was a spectator a€” the suspected sprain to his throwing shoulder allowing doubt to remain as to whether or not he would be able to lead his reeling 6-6 team into battle in six daysa€? time. But as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday came and went Willy began to throw and look more and more comfortable in practice, progressively improving on his velocity, distance, and the quantity of throws attempted in practice. Saturday, the durable Willy will make his 13th-consecutive regular season start for the Blue and Gold, looking to keep his teams playoff hopes alive without dipping below the .500 mark for the first time this season. Watch the game on TSN1, 3, 4, 5 and TSN GO at 6:30pm et/3:30pm pt. He progressed nicely through the week, feels good, so well roll with Drew, said head coach Mike OShea on the eve of what may be his clubs most important game of the year. The (decision) process was; Drew said he was going to be ready, at the end of the bye week he progressed quite nicely, and each and every morning after throwing he said, yeah, I think I can go more, and he did to the point where he was able to start and feel good, and we were very comfortable with how he was playing and how he looked out there. Dalvin Cook Jersey. The standings have no bearing on this decision. While that may be the case, sitting in last place in the West and riding a three-game losing streak, the Bombers need to get back on the winning track. Four of their six remaining games are against Western opponents, with two of their final three versus the powerful Calgary Stampeders, and the team theyre chasing for the potential crossover playoff spot, the Lions, sandwiched in between. NOTES: In another just-in-time healing scenario, versatile defender Johnny Sears returns to the lineup for the first time since mid-July when he suffered a hamstring injury, as halfback Bruce Johnson suffered a heel contusion... Marvin Booker, who made his first start at defensive end in Week 12, is back for more as Jason Vega and Kashawn Fraser remain out with knee injuries... Right tackle Cordaro Howard is out this week with various whatnots, according to OShea, so recent signee Devin Tyler will make his first start since joining the team late last month, and will be tasked with protecting Drew Willys tender right side... Slotback Nick Moore will miss a third-consecutive game with a high-ankle sprain suffered in the Labour Day Classic, but looks close to returning soon... Middle linebacker Ian Wild, who suffered a shoulder burner in the Labour Day game remains out this week. His prognosis remains muddy as the injury has kept him out quite a while longer than initially expected... 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