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    Default Wanderlei silva is ready for the move to 185

    - WANDERLEI SILVA IS READY FOR THE MOVE TO 185 - MMA WEEKLY - Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more




    Quinton Jackson, Chuck Liddell, and Keith Jardine are all fighters that Wanderlei Silva has faced since returning to the UFC. They are also all light heavyweight fighters that, when they are not fighting, walk around well above the 205-pound limit of the weight class.



    What weight does Silva walk around at outside of the Octagon?



    Try 208 pounds.



    It's no surprise then that "The Axe Murderer's" recent UFC record is 1-2 against that cast of characters. He doesn't pawn off his losses to the disparity in size, though.



    "I think it is the technique," Silva told MMAWeekly.com, saying that he lowered his hand against Jackson at UFC 92 and the former UFC light heavyweight champion took advantage.



    He does realize, however, that contrary to popular belief size does matter. He's ready to drop down and see if he is a fit in the middleweight division.



    "Yeah, I could try because every guy in my division have to cut to 205 and my normal is 208. I'm going to test now... I'm going to cut my weight. Maybe I go to fight in my next fight at 185," says Silva. Always toeing the company line, he's not ready to make a permanent move, adding, "I could fight in both divisions; I could fight 185 and 205."



    It's not something that he jumped into overnight. Silva has been talking about 185 for a long time, but it looks like the UFC is ready for the move, too. "I've been lots and lots of thinking about this now, I see what (UFC president) Dana (White) wants. What he wants (me) to fight, no problem. I talk with (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and... say no problem, I'm down for 185? He say, no problem."



    Talking with the famed Brazilian knockout artist, there is a sense that whatever comes his way next, he has finally broken in his new house and made it a comfortable home with the UFC.



    "In three fights in UFC, I had all places. I lose one hard fight with Chuck, I beat one guy so fast, one guy beat me, it's too much experience," relayed Silva. "I'm thinking now I have much more lessons for to give my fighters."



    Now it's just a matter of time. Despite the onslaught of UFC events in the near term, it appears Silva will be making final preparations for his next bout in the sizzling summer heat at his new gym in Las Vegas.



    He's anxious to step back in the Octagon, though his five-year-old son is reaping the benefits of dad's down time. Silva finds himself playing with his son in the morning instead of having to go straight to the gym.



    "My life is fighting. I love to fight. Now I wake up in the morning and... where am I going? I play with my son," he says with a grin on his face, but his eyes belying the call of his chosen profession.



    "My work is training. I need to train. Now I want to train more," he commanded. " I don't know what plans the UFC, but I am ready for to fight in June or July."


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    I can't wait to see Wandy fight again. God I'd love to see him rip Bispings head off lol

    I say put Wandy and Leben together as the main event of a UFN. Maybe that's just me being selfish though :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dark_angel_4ever View Post
    I can't wait to see Wandy fight again. God I'd love to see him rip Bispings head off lol

    I say put Wandy and Leben together as the main event of a UFN. Maybe that's just me being selfish though :-)

    I was thinking Chris would be a good first fight for Silva, but I don't know if they'd put him on a fight night.

    And when is Cote gonna be healed up?

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    I can't either man. I love watching Wandy fight and I am really excited about seeing him at 185!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggage View Post
    I was thinking Chris would be a good first fight for Silva, but I don't know if they'd put him on a fight night.

    And when is Cote gonna be healed up?
    If Cote fights in 2009, it's going to be towards the end of the year

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    I never would've imagined this, but hopefully it'll let him get back to dominating and being the Axe Murderer once more

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    I just hope he doesn't get drained from the weight cut. I always loved Wandy and hope he tightens up his striking and starts to use his BJJ. Wandy who just stood and banged was hard to beat, a Wandy w/ a little bit tighter striking and not scared to use his BJJ is even harder to beat.

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    ahhh leben to start and ignite him up at 185..
    than Franklin, Cote, Sakara...
    ahhh yessssssssss he has to knock bispin's head off. I used to like him on the show but now he just pisses me off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirko45 View Post
    If Cote fights in 2009, it's going to be towards the end of the year
    Yeah man, I had a similar surgery Dec 30th that Cote had and I just started to walk without cruches 3 weeks ago. I was told in June I will be able to start training, running, doing all the stuff I was doing before I got hurt. Cote's gonna fight late this year at the earliest.

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    I can't wait!

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