Anderson Silva To Move Up To 205Ibs After Fight Against Yushin Okami?

Ever since he defeated James Irvin, Anderson Silva has been the subjection of speculation as to whether the dominant middleweight champion would be interested making a permanent move to light heavyweight. Silva’s victories against Irvin and Forrest Griffin suggested that he would find success at the weight but as the possibility of a Super-Fight against the welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre grew stronger Silva understandably chosed to stay at 185Ibs. Fighters Only today carries a news story in which Silva’s training partner Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira claims Silva will defend against Yushin Okami at UFC: Rio and then move up in weight due to lack of adversaries at middleweight. Such a move would surely be a sign that Georges St. Pierre has indeed decided against challenging Silva and could instead set up a mouthwatering clash between Silva and current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

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