Ed Soares talks during the UFC 102 post fight press conference about what the Anderson Silva camp would like to see before defending his middleweight title again:
“[Silva] wants to fight the biggest fights possible,” Soares said. “Right now, I think Nate Marquardt had a great fight tonight. I think the fight that should happen is Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Henderson for the No. 1 title contender. That's what I believe.”
Although it does make sense, Henderson doesn't seem keen staying at 185lbs unless he is fighting for the title:
“If I don't get the title shot right now at 185 — [Silva] is the only guy I want to fight at 185 (pounds),” Henderson said. “Beyond that, I would probably go up to 205 (pounds) if I don't fight Anderson at 185.
“I like fighting at 205 (pounds). More of a challenge for me, I guess.”
While Marquardt seems game for whoever:
“I don't really care who I fight next,” Marquardt said. “I want to fight the best opponents, and I feel like I'm going to get my shot when it's time — when it's my time.
“[A title shot with Silva] doesn't have to be next. I'd be glad if it was next, but whatever is next, I'm excited for it.”