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'The Axe Murderer' is back ... and he isnt going anywhere (yet)

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"I think it has to be one of those things where Silva comes to me and says 'these guys are huge, I need to go down to 185. There is one interesting fight for him at 185-pounds and there is (many) interesting fights at 205 for Silva."

UFC President Dana White responds to questions about whether or not Wanderlei Silva would compete at 185 pounds going forward. "The Axe Murderer" snapped a three-fight losing skid this weekend at UFC 84: "Ill Will," drilling Keith Jardine en route to a 36-second first round technical knockout. He holds two wins over reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, which would make a third fight extremely marketable. Silva, however, more than likely needs one or two solid wins to earn a title shot ... unless Forrest Griffin can upend the champ on July 5. So who's next for Wanderlei?

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