Anderson Silva UFC 126

Anderson Silva at the UFC 126 post-fight press conference

The UFC’s first show on Fox set for Nov 12 in Anaheim will feature a big fight for the main event, but Anderson Silva will not be involved.

Rumors first circled earlier this week that Silva was in the running for the main event of the Fox show for a fight against current Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson.

Sources had indicated that at least one of the fighters had been contacted about the potential fight that hinged on Silva’s performance this weekend at UFC 134 in Rio against Yushin Okami.

Well now, UFC President Dana White has thrown water on those rumors, but still says that the event in Brazil could impact the fight happening on Fox.

“Still working on it, I’m going to watch and see what happens this weekend. No it won’t be Anderson Silva, but what happens this weekend is important,” White said when addressing fans on UStream.

The possibility of a fight between Silva and Henderson always seemed like a long shot considering the Brazilian’s match-up this weekend and only 10 weeks remaining between now and the fight in Anaheim.

A lot of factors would have to go right this weekend as well as Silva’s willingness to take back-to-back fights in such a short amount of time.

While Silva is off the table for the event, White did say that this weekend’s show could impact the Fox card. Could that mean the inclusion of possibly the winner in the co-main event between Maurcio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Forrest Griffin?

No mention has been given about Dan Henderson still possibly being a contender for the card, and he has been competing at light heavyweight for his last few fights. He also mentioned that he believes 205lbs is his best weight class.

“I’m the most comfortable there, not having to cut weight, not having to jeopardize any energy or anything. I perform the best consistently at light heavy, so I would definitely like to stay there,” Henderson told MMAWeekly Radio just last week.

Time will tell the tale on who will end up on Fox, but White is promising a big main event to make sure their new television partners are happy with the end result.

“It’s going to be a big fight,” White stated. “Obviously we want to go out with a bang and pull big numbers off Fox, the first time we’re going to big fight on Fox.”

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The MMA Hour - 289 - Jorge Masvidal

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

Jorge Masvidal talks about his UFC welterweight debut against Cezar Ferreira at TUF 21 Finale this weekend. read news >>

TUF 21 Finale: 3 Things to Look for in Michelle Waterson's UFC Debut

  • 21 days ago
  • 77 views

Michelle Waterson, former Invicta FC atomweight champion, joined the UFC earlier this year and will make her in-cage debut on July 12th against Angela Magana. It was a significant signing for the gro read news >>

UFC 189 'Fight Factor' preview for 'Prelims' undercard, Pt 1

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

We are now just five days away from UFC 189: "Mendes vs. McGregor," which takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, 2015. That means it's time to get down to the itt read news >>

Video: 'Countdown to UFC 189: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald' full segment

  • 23 days ago
  • 15 views

Did you miss the debut of “Countdown to UFC 189,” or just want to watch it again? Check out the full segment devoted to co-headliners Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Video: 'Countdown to UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes' full segment

  • 23 days ago
  • 59 views

Did you miss the debut of “Countdown to UFC 189,” or just want to watch it again? Check out the full segment devoted to headliners Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Morning Report: Dan Henderson wants rematches with Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfrot and Gegard Mousasi

  • 23 days ago
  • 15 views

Dan Henderson might be 44 but he's got fights lined up for years. Henderson signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC early in 2014 and reportedly took a decent pay cut to stick with the promotion fol read news >>

Pudzianowski returns against Peter Graham at KSW’s debut event in London

  • 24 days ago
  • 43 views

Top heavyweight star Mariusz Pudzianowski is officially scheduled to take part in the KSW: Road to Wembley event against Peter Graham. Top Polish promotion KSW is set to host their first internationa read news >>

'Countdown' to UFC 189 promo: 'Mendes vs McGregor' debut episode set for Sunday on FOX Sports 1

  • 24 days ago
  • 159 views

The mourning period for Jose Aldo's injured ribs is over and it's time to get excited for the main event at UFC 189, which takes place one week from today (Sat., July 11, 2015) at MGM Grand Garden Ar read news >>

Will Anderson Silva's B-samples prove his innocence?

  • 25 days ago
  • 33 views

Anderson Silva's UFC 183 test results are still up in the air due to conflicts in testing procedures and using different labs. Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed drug tests after UFC 183 way ba read news >>

Jimmie Rivera replaces Entwistle, meets Marcus Brimage at UFC Fight Night 74

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC’s debut in Scotland later this month has an updated fight set for the lineup with newcomer Jimmie Rivera stepping in for Ian Entwistle against Marcus Brimage. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>