Fans turned out in droves to see Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva face off in front of the gathered press and fans. Diaz was absent from yesterday's open workouts, in what may or may not have been a UFC publicity stunt to capitalize on Diaz's well known penchant for blowing off promotional duties. If social media narrative is anything to go by, he arrived in Vegas yesterday afternoon and was present for the media, along with Anderson Silva, to take photos, and to speak with the assembled press. In response to questions of whether Diaz and Dana White have been in touch, Diaz apparently told reporters "I got a new Apple ID thing, situation. So I lost all my old numbers."
UFC 183 takes place Saturday, July 31st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting at 6:30 PM EST on Fight Pass and 8PM EST on FS 1, and 10 PM EST on PPV.
And, if you want to get caught up on how the experts think this fight is going to go down, check out the latest episode of the MMA Vivisection, with Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch: