Wanderlei Silva Done in the Middleweight Division: “Next year Wand is back.”

Former PRIDE middleweight champion, Wanderlei Silva has revealed he won’t be competing at 185 pounds anymore, explaining either catchweight or light heavyweight bouts are all that interests him when he returns in 2013.

Wanderlei, speaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“I want to either fight a catchweight bout at 198 pounds (93 kg) or at light heavyweight. At middleweight, I’m very hungry. Right now, I’m doing weight training and some shadow boxing. I’m kind of on vacation now, paying attention to the family, but next year Wand is back.”

Wanderlei is coming off a five round decision loss to former UFC middleweight champion, Rich Franklin at UFC 147. Prior to that he stopped former Strikeforce champion, Cung Le in the second round at UFC 139.

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