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What if Wanderlei Silva moves to middleweight??

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I think if Wanderlei Silva moves to middleweight the following will happen:

Jardine will fight lyoto if tito pulls out which I really hope he does so they can bring in vitor to knock tito out.
and I think Wanderlei Silva should fight another banger like cote or maybe a well rounded fighter like nate marquardt. Eventually he will get a couple wins under his belt and hopefully if hes still champion anderson silva and Wanderlei Silva will slug it out



The reasoning for this topic is that on mmamania.com there is a article explaining that Wanderlei Silva continues to think about the move to 185

what would you think would happen

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Post #1   2/19/08 1:20:00AM   

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thats an interesting thought, bet he'd get more ko's

Post #2   2/19/08 1:22:18AM   

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That would be a dope fight, but I think Wanderlie already said he is going to stay at 205.

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Could Wanderlei make 185 and still be as effective ?

I kind of have my doubts.....

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yeah he has said he will not move down to 185. it's too much weight. 100% staying at 205.

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Wandy won't drop down. Unless Anderson Silva losses to Hendo, i see no chance of Wandy dropping down to MW. Cuz its not like hes gonna fight Anderson Silva

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I just don't see Wanderlei moving to 185. He's sherreded at 205. Not sure he'd be able to make it down to that weight and still have his strength.

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I think Wandy should move down if he is no longer successful at 205. He is small for the division IMO, but I also think Lambert, Evans, and Gouvea should move down. Maybe I've just got weight cutting on the brain

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In all honesty I have no idea how the hell he can make it. He is small for the div hight wise, but he still fought Cro Cop at high 220's low 230's, that might be a rough cut for him.

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Wanderlei can make the cut to 185 if he's dedicated enough. Franklin and him both walk around at about 215, and Franklin successfully makes the cut all the time. And Wanderlei probably will make the cut, especially if he decides to fight Jardine and losses. I feel he could be successful at that weight, and besides the LHW division has some depth at the moment and the MW division is lacking somewhat, so it's a good move for the UFC and the Axe Murder. I would love to see Franklin vs. Wanderlei, would be an awesome match.

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He said he is seriously considering it for all you people who said he's not look here.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=5727&zoneid=13

That just came out today, he says if Hendo wins he would not even think twice about dropping down and working towards a rematch.

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Posted by cj_striker

Wanderlei can make the cut to 185 if he's dedicated enough. Franklin and him both walk around at about 215, and Franklin successfully makes the cut all the time.


Yes, but Franklin is a freak; his ability to cut weight is part of what makes him a good Middleweight. He isn't a good measuring stick here. That said, it seems like most fighters find the greatest success at the lowest weight class they can make without hurting themselves, so if Wandy can cut the weight, I'd say he should go for it.

And the UFC's Middleweight division could certainly use another top-tier fighter.

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Posted by imanidiot777

He said he is seriously considering it for all you people who said he's not look here.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=5727&zoneid=13

That just came out today, he says if Hendo wins he would not even think twice about dropping down and working towards a rematch.



well yet again silva changes his mind about this. i don't really see him dropping to middleweight unless he loses to jardine. i'm sure he wants a rematch with rampmage more than a fight with Anderson.

http://mmajunkie.com/2008/01/06/wanderlei-silva-on-ufc-79-move-to-middleweight-liddell-rematch-story-from-yahoo-sports/#comments

"“That’s way too much weight for me to lose,” Silva said. “I couldn’t do it.“

honestly i don't see him losing to Jardine so i'm sure he will stay at 205. plus like satted earlier that is alot of weight. Rich is crazy at his weight cutting so don't use that as a point of refrence.

but i guess we'll have to wait and see.

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I'm not a fan of him cutting down at all. Two years ago he was the consensus #1 205'er in the world and all of a sudden he needs to drop in weight to be successful? I don't think so. I still think Wanderlei defeats a good portion of the top ten lhw's

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i think evans and machida should drop also but i think he he decides to drop th weight he will make his decision after the march 1 fight, and if he does than the may fight shouldn't be against jardine but a middleweight say cote or marduadt before he fights for the belt in the fall

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