UFC light heavyweight contender Wanderlei Silva stated during a recent appearance on TAGG Radio that he will likely return to the octagon in December at what is usually the biggest UFC pay-per-view event of the year. “The Axe Murderer” added that while he would (surprise) enjoy a third meeting with Quinton Jackson, he really has no idea who his opponent could be at this time:
“They’re talking about December because it is the best event of the year. (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueira is going to fight (Frank) Mir for the belt for the heavyweights. This is the best event. It’s much more promotion. They told me to be ready to fight in December.
They gave me 10 (possible) names,” Silva said. “My division is the best division in the world. They have so many names. I think they’re going to give a good opponent to me…I wanted to fight [Jackson] again. I think it’s a very good match.”
Silva (32-8-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) most recently dispatched of Keith Jardine in the opening minute of their bout at UFC 84, and prior to that dropped a hard fought decision to former champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 79.