UFC exec: Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil in comeback fight

November 9, 2015 9:24 am by Russell Ess
Anderson Silva

Although nothing is set for the return of Anderson “The Spider” Silva yet, Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office says that a fight in Silva’s homeland is likely on his wish list.

“I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish,” Decker said at the UFC Fight Night 77 post-event press conference reported by MMA Junkie.

Decker believes that it isn’t just “The Spider” who is itching to fight in Brazil, but many fighters have a request to fight down south.

“We’ve been able to change the way that the fighters are dealing with Brazil,” he said. “There’s great synergy here with the fighters. I think it’s a desire that (Silva) has got, more than anything is defined and anything is set.”

Silva is still serving his one-year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for banned substances after his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz.

Who would you like to see welcome “The Spider” back to the Octagon in Brazil? Play matchmaker and mark out the opponent in the comment section below!


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