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Matt Lindland and Dana White are speaking

From Yahoo! Sports:

Lindland worked the corner of Chael Sonnen in Sonnen’s unsuccessful WEC middleweight title bid against Paulo Filho last week in Las Vegas. After the bout, Lindland said he’d spoken to White about returning to fight in the UFC.

White said he is “not sure” of whether Lindland will return. In a text message, he wrote, “He told me he wants to come back, and I haven’t thought about it at all.”

Matt Lindland is one of the top middleweights in the world and would be a welcome addition to a division that is sorely in need of talent. He’s another guy that could possibly give Anderson Silva a run for his money, fighting out of the same camp as the man Silva will be facing in March, Dan Henderson.

While some will label Lindland as a boring fighter, he’s got skills for days, especially when it comes to wrestling and top control. Lindland, arguably, has the best top control in modern mixed martial arts.

It doesn’t sound like much at this point, but the fact that they’re talking is good. Boring or not, someone of Lindland’s caliber belongs in the UFC.


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