UFC president Dana White made remarks recently to MMA Fighting that would make it seem as if the promotion is looking into putting together a middleweight tournament to determine the next contender to Anderson Silva.
We’re working on some crazy shit right now – you know how I get. I am very excited about the 185-pound division. I will let the cat out of the bag on Saturday about what we are going to do.
This Saturday, middleweights Tim Boetsch and Hector Lombard will square off at UFC 149. Other fighters such as Michael Bisping, Vitor Belfort, Alan Belcher, Chris Weidman and Brian Stann all appear wanting to gain a crack at “The Spider.”
Putting together a tournament would also seem to fit with Silva, which usually does not compete more than once a year. This way, the UFC can build up the top contender, making it more of a high-profile match.
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