UFC president Dana White doesn’t believe those that claim Anderson Silva has cleaned out the UFC’s middleweight division. “The Spider” recently dominated Chael Sonnen, securing his 10th successful title defense.
During the pre-fight press conference for UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao on Thursday, White confirmed that there is still plenty of work for Silva to do in the division.
“Every time you think there’s not another contender for Anderson Silva,” White said, “now there’s like four-or-five (more).”
Two of them will compete in the co-main event of UFC 149, as Tim Boetsch takes on Hector Lombard. This will be Lombard’s first UFC fight, as he enters on a 25-fight win streak after dominating in Bellator.
Boetsch, Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping and several others have also made claims to becoming the next contender in the 185-pound division. Weidman recently defeated Mark Munoz, while Bisping is slated to take on Brian Stann later this year.
White said that he would clear everything up after the fights on Saturday, and that it’s all he has been talking with UFC matchmaker Joe Silva about for the past four days.