Quick Quote: Yushin Okami promises the fall of Anderson SilvaPosted on March 25, 2011, 12:32 AM by Joey Santosus
"The middleweight division is for the fighters who are there, and have been fighting there, so I don’t think there’s much point in (the GSP vs. Silva) fight. Basically, I haven’t really thought about it because Anderson and I are top of the middleweight division, so it should be left to us."
"I want to fight Anderson, beat him, and I believe I’ll become a new star in the UFC. I’m concentrating and training for that fight now. Anderson is the top of the middleweight division and I am coming for the belt. I promise you’ll see him fall and I’ll be the new champion. - For complete interview by Stewart Fulton, visit CagePotato.com
It appears that Yushin Okami is not among those who approve of a potential superfight between Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva. Okami was expected to get his long awaited title shot after defeating Nate Marquardt in November, but learned shorty after that he will instead have to await the outcome of St. Pierre's UFC 129 bout with Jake Shields. If victorious, UFC President Dana White has stated that GSP, not Okami, will likely be next in line to face Silva.
Okami is the last fighter to claim a victory over "The Spider," who was disqualified due to illegal strikes during their 2006 match-up at Rumble on the Rock 8. In addition to his recent victory over Marquardt, "Thunder" has amassed a record of 10-2 with the promotion (26-5 overall), with victories over Alan Belcher, Evan Tanner, Mark Munoz, and others. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Should Okami get the next crack at Silva? Can he make good on his vow to dethrone the pound for pound king?
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