After dazzling fans in the middleweight division en route to easily capturing the crown, Anderson Silva dabbled at light heavyweight for a couple of devastating wins. The controversial champion even suggest he would like to go as high as the heavyweight class to challenge reigning king Brock Lesnar, as well as dropping to 170 pounds to swim in Georges St-Pierre’s pool.
While most have concluded he’s grown tired of the class’ inferior competition – and that’s why he’s turned into a sideshow act in his last three title defenses – the planet’s baddest 185-pounder claims that’s not the case.
“I haven’t gotten bored,” Silva said through Ed Soares, his manager and interpreter. “I like my sport. I like my weight division that I fight in and I’m prepared to stay in my weight division.”
Although Silva intends on entering the UFC Hall of Fame as a middleweight, it doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t periodically wonder away from the division. Last week, Soares said he didn’t think Silva could effectively challenge GSP for his belt because of the drastic weight cut that would be required, but welcomed the French-Canadian to make the leap up.