Anderson Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes informed UFC Tonight on Tuesday that the UFC middleweight champion will likely be back inside the Octagon this coming summer. Silva is planning to take some time off after a pair of wins over Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar.
While many want Silva to face Georges St-Pierre in a super-fight years in the making, Guimaraes believes that fight will not come to fruition. So, who could “The Spider” be matched up with at 185 pounds?
Ariel Helwani, who talked to Guimaraes, said “he didn’t think (Michael) Bisping) has a good shot against Vitor Belfort.” Those two square off in Brazil this coming January at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping.
Having defeated Belfort, that would leave another contender needing to step forward to secure a title shot. Luke Rockhold, the current Strikeforce middleweight champion, is expected to sign with the promotion early in the new year and could make a push for a championship contest.