By Jamie McAllister
In recent weeks the issue of the next Middleweight title contender has become a hot topic following Chael Sonnen’s loss at UFC 148. Mark Munoz was touted as the next contender and was dominated and finished by Chris Weidman. UFC newcomer Hector Lombard was also in position to claim a Middleweight Title shot with a win over Tim Boetsch but was defeated by the outsider Boetsch via split-decision after an uneventful bout.
In an interview with TATAME a member of Anderson Silva’s management team Jorge Guimaraes stated that the only bout that makes sense for Anderson is a catch-weight bout with UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre. He also labelled the current crop of Middleweights “amateur kids”
“That’s a big joke. Everybody saw that it worked for Chael, and he got really famous with that, and now everybody wants to be on the spotlight. No opponent makes sense for Anderson at this moment. Unless we do a catchweight against Georges St. Pierre. They didn’t offer the fight, but he’s the only one that could do a super fight. Anderson has the biggest paycheck in the UFC, and you can’t promote an event with these amateur kids that are coming up now.”
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