Could Jardine and Silva be in the works?


At the UFC 81 press conference, Dana White came very close to announcing who Wanderlei Silva’s next opponent would be – stopping short at the last second per Joe Silva’s urging.

One thing White did confirm though was when the match-up will take place.

Wanderlei Silva will be fighting on the May card,” White said.

Earlier in the evening, I spoke with Keith Jardine. Jardine stated the following about his future:

The UFC wants me to have a high profile big fight – a main event quality fight. So, it should be somebody really good – hopefully in May,” said Jardine.

Looking at the list of potential opponents for Jardine in May, I can only see one fighter that is not busy who fits the profile of being a main event or co-main event fight. That is Wanderlei Silva. The fact that Silva is also scheduled to be fighting in May appears to make the match-up all the more likely.

Jardine and Silva would make for an excellent battle. For Jardine, a victory would have to put him in position to challenge Forrest Griffin if (and that is a very big if) Griffin defeats Rampage Jackson for the UFC light heavyweight championship. For Silva, he will have the opportunity to be at the top of another UFC card with an opponent he is guaranteed to make an exciting fight with.

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