Maybe his doctor should try Google: UFC's Anderson Silva talked about cutting to welterweight or moving up to heavyweight back in 2010 - Bloody Elbow
Even in 2010 he was talking up the possibility of moving down to Welterweight in the build up to his UFC 112 bout against Demian Maia. Here's what he told Yahoo's Kevin Iole: |
"I'd like to test myself and I always love to take on new challenges," Silva said of his thoughts about a drop to 170 pounds from the middleweight limit of 185. "It's not that I want to go fight Georges St. Pierre for his title. There's no doubt in my mind that he's the reigning champion, the absolute champion, in that weight category. But I just want to test myself and see how I'd do at that weight."