"Anderson Silva, being the monster that he is, you all know is going to move up to 205 on July 19. He's going to fight at 205. If everything goes well, he wants to move back to 185 and fight Sept. 6 in Atlanta, probably against Yushin Okami, then he wants to fight again two months later.... When I talk about real fighter, this is the kind of guy I'm talking about. This guy sat down in a meeting with us, literally, two months ago and said you're not fighting me enough, I want to fight more. And he wants to keep proving himself. He's one of these guys that said my window is this big and I want to get everything in before this window closes. He wants to fight (July) 19. He wants to fight again Sept. 6 (at UFC 88), back down to 185 (pounds); he wants to defend his title, then again two months later. Anderson Silva might fight three or four more times this year. He might fight three or four more times this year and it's almost August!"
UFC President Dana White heaps praise on his UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva, saying that the Brazilian is such a game fighter that he wants to compete several more times before 2008 expires. "The Spider" will move up to light heavyweight to fight James Irvin at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19 and then if he escapes that bout injury-free he'll put his 185-pound belt on the line against Yushin Okami at UFC 88: "Breakthrough" on September 6. And then after that he could soon take on the winner of the middleweight showdown between Ricardo Almeida and Patrick Cote, which takes place tomorrow night at UFC 86: "Jackson vs. Griffin." He's a busy bee.