Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Remember last weekend when UFC president Dana White said he had something planned for middleweight king Anderson Silva that did not involve top contender Chris Weidman?  “We’re waiting on something and want to see if this thing pans out,” White stated. “When we’re ready to announce it, we’ll announce it. [Silva] will defend his title, but it won’t be a super fight.” Well, it appears the “something” the organization is waiting on is to see if former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans (Pictured) is victorious this Saturday against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156. If Evans beats Little Nog and wants to drop to the 185-pound division, White would contemplate giving “Suga” an immediate shot at Silva’s throne. “I would consider Rashad [as Silva's next opponent],” White expressed following Thursday’s UFC 156 Ultimate Media Day. “If Rashad won on Saturday night and wanted to go to 185 [pounds], we would consider that. I’m considering it.” If White decides to follow through on his thoughts and Evans wants to shed the 20 extra pounds required to swim in “The Spider’s” pond, he’ll get the opportunity to back up his previous claims that he possesses the arsenal to dethrone the most decorated athlete in UFC history. Silva last defended his crown against Chael Sonnen in July. The soon-to-be 38-year-old doesn’t want to return to action until the spring.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Devils unveil unique coaching by committee situation

Report: 49ers expect Jim Harbaugh to take Michigan job

Report: Johnny Manziel fined for being late to treatment

Duke Johnson's mother says son will enter NFL Draft

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

Report: Jeff Driskel thinking about transfer to Duke

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Browns suspend Josh Gordon for final game of season

Report: Rex Ryan has already cleaned out his office

Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

WATCH: Frank Beamer busts a move after bowl win

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by Huskers players?

WATCH: Rory McIlroy trolled by 'Sweet Caroline' song

Auburn, Wisconsin players literally ate tons of food

Did Kobe Bryant respond to heckler with the rings count?

Doug Fister bought Starbucks for his Twitter followers

DeMarco Murray dumped over cheating accusations?

Video: Rudy Gay tosses half-court alley-oop to McLemore

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘Very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Beamer busts a move

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by players?

Johnny Manziel fined by Browns

Castro questioned after shooting

Rory McIlroy trolled with 'Sweet Caroline'

Browns suspend Josh Gordon

Kobe gives heckler the rings count?

Murray dumped over cheating scandal?

Rex Ryan has cleaned out his office

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.