Wanderlei Silva Targets 2013, Possible Light Heavyweight Division, For His Return

Wanderlei Silva might just be the Energizer Bunny in disguise.

Silva, who it seems has been around MMA for as long as any of us can remember, recently told Sherdog.com that he plans to compete in 2013 – and might even be returning to the light heavyweight division.

I want to either fight a catch-weight bout at 198 pounds or at light heavyweight. At middleweight, I’m very hungry. Right now, I’m doing weight training and some shadow boxing. I’m kind of on vacation now, paying attention to the family, but next year the ‘Wand’ is back.

Silva is coming off a close decision loss to Rich Franklin earlier this year. He has mentioned wanting bouts with the likes of Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, adding, “anyone they offer is good for me. I’ll face whomever the UFC wants.”

“The Axe Murderer” has won just three of his last 10 fights overall, dropping his career record to 34-12-1.

Photo credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog

  • robthom

    Vanderlei should just stay at Rich Franklin weight and take showcase fights that suit him from 185 or 205.

    A run at either belt isn’t realistic.

    But he can have exciting fights against breathing shlubs like Le or Stephen Bonner.

    Thats what the Le’s and Stephen Bonner’s are for!

    Not for wasting grown peoples time getting in the ring with title holders.

    • i like sexy time

      True said Forrest, Bonner, Anthony Perosh are all potential shit opponents that they can put together for him so he can have a chance.

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