Although we reported earlier this week that Wanderlei Silva would be taking the fight on May 24th at UFC 84 against Keith Jardine, Silva did also say something on his official blog that still has people hoping that he drops down to the UFC’s Middleweight division. “If Henderson wins it, I wouldn’t think twice about lowering my weight to fight him”, Silva wrote. Both fighters own a victory over each other with Dan Henderson winning the last bout at PRIDE 33 by KO.
Silva added, “I respect him a lot but I have him inside my throat since our last fight because I wasn’t in my best day on that occasion.”
It was reported that Silva was suffering from an illness heading into the fight and that he was actually hospitalized prior to the night of the fight. Nothing can be confirmed though because Silva never used his illness as an excuse.
The Middleweight division would definitely help extend Silva’s MMA career because even he admitted that Chuck Liddell had a size advantage over him. Even though he wouldn’t be the champion, there would be a line of fighters waiting to get their cracks at the “Axe Murderer”.
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