It’s unclear when UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will defend his title next and who the next title contender will be in the UFC.
Silva will be headlining UFC 153 on October 13th in Brazil against Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight bout and a potential super fight with Georges St-Pierre could be next if St-Pierre defeats Carlos Condit in November.
If St-Pierre is unable to defeat Condit, Silva could defend his title in the early part of 2012, but against who?
Potential opponents could be the winner of the UFC 155 bout between Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch or Michael Bisping.
Bisping is coming off a win this past Saturday night against Brian Stann, which he won by unanimous decision.
UFC President Dana White talked to the media today in England and said he likes the idea of Bisping against Silva. “I have to be honest with you,” White said. “I like Bisping vs. Anderson. I would like to see Bisping vs. Anderson. I don’t think that Bisping gets the credit that he deserves.”
However, did White believe that Bisping did enough to get the decision victory?
White told Stann after the fight was over that he felt that he won the third round and had the fight for him. “I thought he (Stann) won the third round,” he said. “I had it one to one and I thought he won the third round. It was close.”
Upon telling Stann what he thought, Bisping approached White and asked him how he scored the fight. “I thought you lost the third round and he goes, I can’t get to my (expletive) locker room and you are telling me you think I lost the fight.”
The UFC will not announce the plans for the next title contender in the middleweight division until the UFC 154 bout between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit takes place. If St-Pierre wins, it’s likely that Bisping would meet the winner of the Weidman/Boetsch fight to determine the number one contender. If Condit wins, Bisping would likely be the next guy to face Silva for the middleweight title.