Typically fighters are pretty dull as far as news goes. Occasionally one will talk about eugenics like it’s a good idea (ask Europe how that worked out) or pee their pants or do other stupid things. But the good fighters are usually boring as hell. They train, they train, they train some more, they fight, and then … they train again.
But check out all this crazy Anderson Silva news coming out now. Not only is he fighting at light heavyweight on the 19th of July, but (barring injury) he’s going to fight AGAIN on September 6th against Yushin Okami. And then again two months after that he’ll face off versus the winner of Cote / Almeida! Last but not least, the Dana has given his blessing on Anderson’s goal to hold both the middleweight and light heavyweight belts at the same time:
“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,” explained White. “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 hold both the 185 and the 205 pound belt and he wants to defend them both. Normally I won’t let guys do stuff like that because it’s just- stupid. I’ll let Anderson Silva do it.”
Personally, I’d love to see Anderson Silva hold the belts at the same time, but I don’t think I’d like him defending them both for too long. There’s a point where your domination just gets a bit silly, kinda like how Fedor keeps going back to Europe and destroying everyone in national sambo competitions. Let someone else have the middleweight belt, man. You’ve already proven you own that division.