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Wanderlei Silva Hoping to Jump Into the Title Picture

Wanderlei Silva has a huge opportunity in front of him after many experts felt that Silva’s best days were beyond him after losing 3 fights in a row. Now he’s looking at a showdown with a familiar opponent that could yield one of the biggest opportunities of his career, a chance at the UFC Light Heavyweight title.

“I think after I beat Rampage, it may be possible I fight with the champion.” Silva told Fighter’s Only Magazine.

If Silva were to win and Forrest Griffin got past Rashad Evans, it could setup a fight between sparring partners. When asked how he would deal with that possibility, Silva responded, “I am a professional and he is a professional. I like him, he is a very nice guy. Outside the Octagon, I am his friend, but inside the Octagon it is a business, a job.”

The good thing is that we won’t have to wait long to see if Silva would get a crack at Griffin as both fighters will be on the same card on December 27th at UFC 92.