Rashad Evans next for Anderson Silva with win at UFC 156?

February 1, 2013 12:39 pm by bjpenn.com staff 11 Comments

Just a few days ago Dana White stated that Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva was “closer than we think” but now that may have all changed.

On Thursday we learned that during a media gathering Dana White talked about the possibilities of a Evans vs Silva fight “Dana: if Rashad wins on Saturday and wants to go to 185, I would consider him vs Anderson. It’s down to him and Weidman.”

It didn’t take White long to elaborate saying “before he gets a chance at Silva, Rashad Evans will first have to get past Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156 this Saturday”.

That fight will be Rashad’s first since losing a lopsided decision to Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 145 in April 2012. White though did state that Weidman “is one of the options the UFC is looking at for Silva’s next fight.”

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