Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
UFC President Dana White commented on the chances of Antonio Silva receiving a UFC heavyweight title shot following his knockout of Alistair Overeem at UFC 156. "Bigfoot" was defeated by current champ Cain Velasquez less than one year ago, but regardless White says he "wouldn't be opposed" to setting up a rematch.
"Going into this fight, you know, we talking about, you know, if Alistair Overeem won, you know [Silva] and Cain Velasquez had just fought recently, but I'm telling you the way that he looked in this fight and what he did to Alistair, maybe we do this fight again. Again, you guys know I don't make fights as soon as the fight's over, but I wouldn't be - you know I wouldn't be opposed to that."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White comments on the possibility of a Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez rematch at the UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" post-fight press conference (watch it here) following Silva's shocking knockout victory over Alistair Overeem (watch highlights here). "Bigfoot" was mauled by Velasquez in one of the bloodiest fights in recent memory at UFC 146 in May 2012, and despite it being less than one year after their initial meeting, the UFC brass isn't ruling out a rematch. Overeem was in line for a title shot coming into UFC 156, but the Brazilian shattered those plans with a come-from-behind technical knockout of "The Reem" in the third round of their heavyweight affair. The 33-year-old has now won two consecutive fights since his initial meeting with Velasquez and with no clear-cut challenger to the belt, it is very possible Silva could slide his way into the No. 1 contenders spot.