Ed Soares, manager of Anderson Silva believes a fight between the Brazillian and American Chris Weidman should be arranged.
A challenge for Silva’s middle-weight title taking place is believed to be a real possibility, however, it may depend on whether it is staged in Brazil or not.
Soares stated: “Anderson has told me that he really wants to fight in Brazil again.. and Weidman has once told me he’d be interested in this fight too. So, I think it’s what should happen”
Weidman, 28, is unbeaten in his nine fights, and has been pushing for a showdown with Silva.
UFC President Dana White also spoke out on the possibility of the exciting match up:
“I think it’s closer than most people think.. I thought Weidman was going to be out a lot longer with his injuries. But he’s healed up pretty well”
Weidman, from Long Island, had undergone elbow surgery, but had made a much quick recovery than expected. His most recent opponent was Mark Munoz (3rd ranked at the time) in July last year – a fight that Weidman won by KO.
As per usual, Silva has been talking up potential fights with everyone but the guy the UFC and fans want. With Cung Le having been called out most recently.
The opportunity for this match is one that will excited all UFC fans; however, it could well depend on whether the 37-year old is really up for it. Silva a.k.a “The Spider”, is not the type to reject a challenge, but it is unknown whether this really appeals to him; I’m sure most would agree that it will at least appeal to the fans.
By Stowe Gregory – follow @stowegregory