Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will host a press conference on Tuesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss his highly anticipated return to the octagon.

After a 13-month layoff due to a fractured leg suffered in his second bout with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, “The Spider” will defy the odds and return to competition live on pay-per-view January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas in a showdown with the fiery Nick Diaz.

The press conference will be streamed above.

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