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Anderson Silva A Full-Time Light Heavyweight? Dana White Hopes So

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has made a few stops in the light heavyweight division during his career.

As far as UFC president Dana White is concerned, he hopes Silva moves to 205 pounds on a full-time basis – when he feels content to do so.

“I’d love to see Anderson at 205,” said White, last week during a media scrum. “If Anderson moved up to 205, it would be so fun. I mean, people would go crazy over that if he started to work his way up in the 205-pound division.”

White went as far as to not grant “The Spider” an immediate title shot, saying he could “take on a No. 1 contender, and if he wins, he fights for the title.”

Silva has bested James Irvin, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar at light heavyweight, but has continually stated there are several fighters in his own close camp competing at the weight and that he wouldn’t want to get in the way of them chasing the title.

Silva is expected to sign an extension with the UFC in the coming weeks, but does not have a fight lined up yet.

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