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The legacy of former UFC middleweight champion [autotag]Anderson Silva[/autotag] has multiple layers.

His incredible and incomparable rise from UFC newcomer to perhaps the greatest MMA fighter of all time is a story that will be documented for years to come.

On Saturday at UFC 183, Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) enters to the octagon to begin arguably the most intriguing chapter of his career as he returns from an injury to take on Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Silva knows what it takes to win inside the cage, and beyond that, he knows what it takes to win in spectacular, jaw-dropping fashion. He’s capable of executing techniques most wouldn’t even risk attempting in sparring, let alone a real fight.

Every time the legendary ex-champion steps in the octagon, it is a monumental occasion for the sport. With arguably the most pivotal bout of his late…

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