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Anderson Silva not expected to fight again this year

Despite earlier comments from UFC President Dana White that pound-for-pound king and middleweight champion Anderson Silva was “asking for another fight,” White is now saying that we won’t see him back in the Octagon until 2013. In the post fight scrum after UFC 150, the media was interested in hearing who White thought the number one contender was for Silva’s title. White agreed with the suggestion that Chris Weidman was first in line but admitted he will likely have another fight before taking on Silva.

“Weidman is in a great spot. The kid looked fantastic. He demolished, demolished, the No. 3 guy (Mark Munoz) in spectacular fashion. He has the right to call out whoever he wants,” said White before mentioning, “Anderson said he wants to take some time off until after the end of this year, and then we’ll start talking to him, Anderson is going to fight after the end of the year. (Weidman) will have to wait or fight.”

As for who Silva will fight next, the actual opponent is obviously still up in the air. Silva’s managers have been saying that they didn’t feel Weidman was ready for the title shot and it wasn’t a big enough fight for Anderson. White addressed their statements, exclaiming, “They can be as vocal as they want to be. Whatever the fight is, the fight is. But we haven’t decided anything.”

A long rumored super fight between current welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and S ilva has also been making the rounds, a matter White commented on as well, stating, “Yeah GSP says he wants that fight too” said White, pointing to St-Pierre’s need to beat Carlos Condit in November first before worrying about “The Spider”.

Reporters also asked if the fight would take place in Cowboys Stadium with White replying, “That would be exciting wouldn’t it?”


  • Richard Stabone says:

    GSP has to worry about overcoming a major injury & subsequent surgery, coupled with an 18 month layoff between fights, and a very tough & motivated opponent in Condit.

    And he’s been adamant about wanting to fight Diaz. Plus Hendricks/Kampmann is bound to produce another challenger with plenty of momentum.

    Coming off injury and with multiple awaiting options for GSP in his own division, the GSP-Silva talk seems like pie in the sky stuff. If Silva really wants a super fight he ought to look no further than the Jones-Hendo winner.

  • Screenplaya says:

    If GSP comes back in form, he will demolish Condit. If that happens, then bring on Silva! Fight of the Century, anyone?

    Not only are Silva and St Pierre two of the best fighters ever, they also both represent the sort of fighter that makes trouble for them. Silva can catch GSP and hurt him, and GSP can take down Silva, control him and hurt him.

    I would expect something like the first Silva/Sonnen fight except with GSP wearing Silva out with ground and pound, and Silva coming in healthy.


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