Anderson Silva (L) kicks Nick Diaz in their middleweight bout during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva won by unanimous decision. Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP
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Maybe Anderson Silva wasn't quite the Spider again.Diaz stepped in with a hand and kind words, encouraging and supporting the opponent he had taunted for five rounds.In a fight that resembled performance art at times, Diaz tormented Silva with increasingly elaborate gestures while daring him to brawl. The Associated Press scored it 49-46 for Silva.The mercurial Diaz moved up 15 pounds for this fight, ending his semi-retirement for the big-money fight he craved.Diaz waited 20 seconds to gesture at Silva to hit him.Silva got into the action with a series of big shots late in the first round, while Diaz gradually got more serious.
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