Anderson Silva, Move To 205 Only Temporary


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In a recent interview with the Brazilian News site Tatame, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva expressed that the move to fight at light heavyweight is only temporary and he has no intention to fight for the title.


When I fought on Pride, a 185 weight class didnt existed, only a 205 weight class and I always fought on it. But I didn’t had the same physical quality and technique I have now. It’s an experience we are doing it for many reasons. One of them is as a personal favor for Dana White that I could do this fight and I, alongside all my friends that help me, concluded that it is possible. We will see. I will try to do my job as I always have been dong, independent of the result, and I’m going to test myself to put me to the test and see if I can do it. If the result is positive, then it means all our new experimental training methods worked. Whoever has a mouth, speaks whatever they want. Irvin is right and that’s why everyone has its own weight. I don’t have intention to fight on this category and Im only doing this because they (UFC) asked me and I think I can do it. I don’t intend to fight for this belt, this belt belongs to Lyoto (Machida) and he already proved that. I’m going to fight because I like to fight and because I like challenges.

Anderson Silva will take on James “The Sandman” Irvin at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19th, free on SpikeTV.


  1. Kash

    July 9, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I hope he doesn't start getting bored in the ring and then get KO'd.

  2. steve

    July 9, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    He will not get BORED in the OCTAGON. He may get overconfident and get caught or stop training as hard but he will not get bored fighting in the octagon. He loves to fight but he will eventually get KO'd.

  3. frank

    July 9, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    i think anderson silva is a good fighter but when i see him fight i truly believe if i were to fight him i can beat him and I'm only a brown belt. i train at the Renzo Gracie gym in manhattan so my ground game is good. and i dont think he is that hard to take down. if i were to fight silva o man would i be made, i will be the only guy in the ufc to take him out. i truly believe that

  4. tom

    July 10, 2008 at 1:03 am

    i would hope it is just temporary because he is the best at 185

  5. tyson

    July 13, 2008 at 7:48 am

    frank you must have smoked some crack when you wrote this because you would get ass handed to you by silva

  6. Stebe

    July 13, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Now that you mention it?? Silva does appear to have many holes in his game.. I thinks I can beat him too, I just started smoking crack and boy has my game improved. Im gonna start training.

  7. dane drebin

    July 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    hahah sure frank… why dont u just try making it to the ufc first big guy

  8. kom34

    July 13, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    crack does work frank. this guy tried it in his training and he got so good he could fight in his sleep.

  9. Nicks

    July 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Nice find there kom34 that video sums up this post.

    Isn't the Spider a BJJ Black Belt under the Nogueira brothers?!?


    Case closed now pass that crack pipe.

  10. YC

    July 13, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    lol every body know silva trains under the nogueira's and thats he's kicking every body's ass, and soon to be kickin LHW's asses to!!

  11. naco21

    July 14, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Suuuuure you would Frank. We all believe you would too!

    UFC 92 Anderson Silva vs Frank…HA HA HA!

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