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On Monday, reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva revealed he intended to take most of 2013 off to concentrate on his role in Sensei Steven Seagal’s action movie and the opening of his gym in Los Angeles. That scenario might work out well for “The Spider,” but it leaves his division’s top contenders standing in quicksand, and Michael Bisping (Pictured) wants the UFC to do something about it.
After catching wind of Silva’s agenda, the boisterous Brit took to his twitter and asked UFC president Dana White to manufacture a 185-pound belt if he allows Silva to take an extended hiatus.
“@danawhite if Anderson wants to take time off to be a movie star make me and vitor for the interim title????” Bisping asked White.
Bisping and Vitor Belfort are slotted to headline the Octagon’s return to Brazil on January 19th. “The Count” posted a unanimous decision win over Brian Stann at UFC 152 to get back in the win column. He had dropped a close decision loss to Chael Sonnen in the bout prior.
Belfort is coming off a submission loss to light heavyweight champ Jon Jones at UFC 152 in Toronto.
If an interim champion were to be crowned, undefeated Chris Weidman would certainly like to throw his name in the hat.
Due to injuries, the UFC currently has two interim champions in their eight divisions – welterweight (Carlos Condit) and bantamweight (Renan Barao).
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Anderson Silva is arguably the greatest champion in UFC history. Yet certain responsibilities come along with the title and if the champion isn’t meeting those obligations it is time for the UFC to strip him of his title and take their championship back.
In a recent interview with Tatame.com , Anderson Silva stated that he has no plans to fight inside the octagon again until the end of 2013. He did confirm that he would be cageside this weekend at UFC 154, but stated that he would not call out Georges St.Pierre. So what does the current champ [...]
Contrary to what UFC president Dana White believes, or probably prefers, reigning middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) will not enter the Octagon to challenge a victorious Georges St-Pierre this Saturday. According to Silva, he is merely attending UFC 154 as a respectful spectator.
Oh, and get this, 185-pound contenders, the 37-year-old, who turns a ripe 38 in April, claims...
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