The UFC was down in Rio de Janeiro Brazil today doing a media day for UFC 212, which is set to take place at the Jeunesse Arena on June 3rd. The card is pretty great so far: we've got a featherweight title unification match between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway, plus a women's strawweight contender match between Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Anderson Silva is also set to be on the card, but has found himself without an opponent after original dancing partner Kelvin Gastelum failed a drug test for marijuana metabolites. That didn't stop him from getting in front of the media for the traditional face off photo session. He just did it against himself:
Silva must be very excited, as he's always said the fighter he'd most love to take on is himself.
But seriously, who the heck is Anderson going to end up fighting? At the UFC 210 post-event press conference, Dana White said he was working on setting Silva up against Luke Rockhold, which would be an intense opponent for Silva, who needed some pretty generous scoring from judges to beat Derek Brunson back in February at UFC 208. During media day interviews, Anderson said he wanted a rematch with Nick Diaz.
There's also been some rumors that Vitor Belfort may be in the running to face Silva, but considering both men don't like fighting fellow countrymen, I'll believe that when Dana White announces it on Twitter and not a moment sooner. One thing is for sure, though: UFC 212 on June 3rd is going to be a card you don't want to miss.