tom-watson-3.jpgWith Wanderlei Silva strongly suggesting his big UFC on FUEL TV 8 win over Brian Stann won’t be his final fight, at least one potential opponent is chomping at the bit for a shot at “The Axe Murderer.”

Soon after Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) flatted Brian Stann (12-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at Saturday’s event in Saitama, Japan, fellow recent winner and English middleweight Tom “Kong” Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) called him out.

Silva, who’s recently been competing at middleweight, took the fight with Stann at light heavyweight and recently suggested it could be a permanent move.

“Yo @wandfc, stay on your supplements at 205, or come back to 185 and get knocked the f— out,” he tweeted. “You decide? Obrigado @ufc & @danawhite.”

It’s a peculiar callout. Despite being a former UCMMA and BAMMA champion, Watson, who occasionally trains with Stann, doesn’t have much name recognition outside of the U.K., though his recent “Knockout of the Night” of Stanislav Nedkov this past month at UFC on FUEL TV 7 certainly helped. Additionally, with half of his career wins coming via knockout, he’d present an interesting stylistic matchup for the free-swinging Silva.

As of early Monday, though, Silva offered no response to Watson’s tweet.

Silva was stuck in a 2-4 skid before this weekend’s win, which netted him $100,000 in “Fight of the Night” and “KO of the Night” bonuses. Although the win came in the country where Silva’s career first flourished – and though it could’ve been a perfect place for the 36-year-old to announce his retirement – he said he’s “fighting one fight at a time right now” and suggested he could soon return to the cage.

For complete coverage of UFC on FUEL TV 8, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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