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Report: Anderson Silva mulls offer to fight at light heavyweight

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"He [Dana White] promised an announcement that will blow people's minds on Thursday. Don't necessarily read anything into this as being the announcement, but I do know that they have talked with Anderson Silva about being on the card and fighting at light heavy and he wasn't opposed to it, but there was nothing agreed to as of last week."

It's hard to believe that the "mind-blowing" announcement" that UFC President Dana White recently teased that would be "an indicator of where this business is going over the next five years" would be a blockbuster showdown between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and former 205-pound kingpin Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 in September. Nonetheless, the thought of Liddell and Silva going toe-to-toe is downright crazy. "The Spider" has essentially cleared out the 185-pound division sans Yushin Okami. That's a fight that needs to happen. But, in the meantime, we can dream, can't we? As for UFC 88, it wouldn't shock me to see the scrapped UFC 85 main event between Liddell and Rashad Evans to finally take place (Shogun Rua is reportedly out until December).

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