Big Nog’s been quite the newsmaker lately, plotting out the future of Anderson Silva’s career:
“The mystery about the UFC Rio card that takes place on Aug 27th starts to be unfolded. I have information in which my friend and current biggest phenomenon Anderson Silva will make the main fight of the event versus Japan’s Yushin Okami,” he wrote.
“They already fought in 2006 but that bout didn’t have a conventional end because Anderson was disqualified by throwing an illegal hit. This time he steps in as the favorite since he knocked down all the chief opponents at 185 lbs.”
Nogueira also says the current climate sees Anderson moving up to the 205lb division due to the lack of adversaries at his current weight class.
Meanwhile, MMA Junkie (still rock solid reliable when it comes to stuff like this) says not so fast on the Silva / Okami fight, but only because UFC brass ‘are going to wait to see the outcome of UFC 129’s main event.’ Translation: everyone fully expects GSP to pour cold water over the idea of an Anderson superfight as soon as he’s done wailing on Jake Shields.
The move up to light heavyweight sounds pretty cool though. Too bad it puts yet another nail in the coffin of the GSP / Silva superfight.