UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has clearly shown fans and media that he will be hard to take out in the middleweight division. Silva believes that his UFC 112 opponent Demian Maia poses many threats and is ready to take on dangerous fighters like him in any weight class. Not only is he ready to defend his 185-pound title against any top contender in the division, but he is also ready to take on more light heavyweight fighters and will even possibly consider stepping into the heavyweight class.
Do you think Silva is going a bit far with some of his statements about moving up with weight class? Or does Silva have what it takes to fight any opponent regardless of size weight weight?
From Anderson Silva:
“I’m actually far from cleaning out my division. I feel like there may be guys that are even better than me coming into the UFC. Proof that there’s tough guys in the division is Demian Maia right now… (the fight’s) going to be a big challenge for me. My goal is still to put on as many great fights in the UFC, as many victories as I can throughout the three divisions — middleweight, light heavyweight and possibly heavyweight. Heavyweight is definitely something I have in mind. It’s in my plans … My biggest motivation is to be the champion of the UFC, the biggest event in the world. I feel right at home in the UFC; everyone who makes the UFC circus move makes me feel right at home and very comfortable. I’m very happy with where I’m at. I love being the champion, that it makes me happy and motivates me to get the training and getting back into the Octagon.”