UFC 91 is set to take place on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas and will feature Randy Couture defending the UFC heavyweight title vs. Brock Lesnar.
But might the card receive an additional jolt in fighting talent in the form of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva? According to UFC President Dana White, it might not be impossible.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is quoting White as saying that Silva is so upset about criticism that he showboated during his third round TKO over Patrick Cote this past weekend at UFC 90, that he wants to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible.
“He’s flipping out. He wants to fight again, like, on Nov. 15,” White is quoted as saying in the article. “He’s (upset) about his performance and he wants to fight again immediately.”
However, the article correctly points out that Nov. 15 might be too quick of a turnaround for Silva. While Silva might be willing, finding a capable opponent on such short notice might be next to impossible.
It’s also important to note that Silva’s eagerness to return should not be interepted as a feeling of guilt on his part. Silva is quoted as denying allegations that he was toying with Cote during their bout last Saturday.
“I didn’t come here to play. I didn’t come here to put on a show,” said Silva. “I came here to do my job and I didn’t become a champion and defend the title as many times as I have by not doing my job.”