Silva broke down in tears after the victory.
It was an emotional return to UFC for Anderson Silva as after over a year out of action with a broken leg the Brazilian beat Nick Diaz with unanimous points.
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Silva collapsed to the ground in tears after the victory having not competed in the sport since snapping his leg during a title fight with Chris Weidman back in 2013.
In typical fashion Diaz taunted his opponent during the fight, but the result was never beyond doubt as the South American looked comfortable over five rounds.