Anderson Silva has one of the biggest fights of his career on the horizon, as the UFC middleweight champion will square off with Chael Sonnen at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II.
After that, though, it remains unknown what the future holds for “The Spider.” Yes, the UFC just signed former Bellator champion Hector Lombard, but the match most are pushing for involves Silva and UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones.
In Silva’s mind, that fight will not happen, as the Brazilian told Tatame in a recent interview.
I’m gonna leave it to (Fabio) Maldonado, (Rafael) Feijao or even (Antonio) Rogerio (Nogueira). They are on his weight division, so they’ll deal with him. Our team focus on each of us and try to let us take our chances and take advantage of them, so we don’t have this ambition of me going to the light heavyweight division and fight each other.
It used to be Silva and Georges St-Pierre was the super-fight everyone wanted to see. However, since his sudden-rise up the ladder, Jones has taken over as the man to defeat Silva in the eyes of many. For now, Silva appears set on dominating the middleweight ranks and staying where he is king.
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