Big news coming out right now:
DreamFighters.com has learned that Wanderlei Silva has made it official that he will be moving down to Middleweight for his next fight. It is still unkown if he will stay there for certain, but his next fight will be at 185lbs.
ESPN’s Franklin McNeil first broke the news on ESPN’s MMA live, and sources surrounding the fighter have confirmed this from Brazillian Sports News wire.
Past Anderson Silva (and I guess Patrick Cote when he’s on and Chris Leben when he’s not in jail / suspended), there’s not many fighters at middleweight who are gonna be able to light up Silva like there are at 205. We’ve seen Wanderlei get absolutely executed on his feet at once a year for the past three years, and honestly, it was getting a bit old. Here’s hoping the Axe Murderer terrorizes the shit out of the UFC’s 185 pound division. Between the two Silvas, they could make that weight class a very painful place to fight.