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Light Heavyweight Not In Anderson Silva’s Plans After UFC 153 Bout

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva likes the ring of that.

So, despite moving up to face Stephan Bonnar at light heavyweight, Silva will not remain a 205-pound fighter going forward.

Silva will face Bonnar in the main event of UFC 153, the third time “The Spider” has fought at 205.

“There’s always been a lot of talk about me moving up to 205,” said Silva, during a conference call Thursday. “I know Dana (White) has talked about it, and all the fans have talked about me facing Jon Jones, but it’s something I’ve never wanted.”

Instead, Silva enjoys being the man on top of the middleweight division.

“My weight class is 185 and I’m 37 years old,” Silva added. “I feel I need to be honest and continue to build what I’ve built, and that is keep defending my belt.”

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