Friday, January 30, 2009

Wanderlei Silva drops down to middleweight

ESPN's Franklin McNeil reported on MMA Live's weigh-in special that Wanderlei Silva will finally take the plunge down to middleweight. Silva made the decision after going 1-3 in his last three fights at 205.

The move makes a lot of sense. Silva still hits hard as evidenced in the Keith Jardine fight, but he made his name in Japan where weight cutting is not as sophisticated or prolific.

I'd like to see Zuffa give Wanderlei the Anderson Silva treatment and throw him in with Chris Leben. Silva's gone through a who's who of MMA over the past 5 years, and a fight with Leben should get him back on track in a new division.

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