The decision to compete at 205 pounds for a third time is just to help fill the main event void for the card. Silva was asked during a conference call on Thursday if he would remain at light heavyweight and potentially face Jon Jones.
"There's always been a lot of talk about me moving up to 205. I know Dana (White) has talked about it, and all the fans have talked about me facing Jon Jones," Silva said, "but it's something I've never wanted."
Silva wants to continue to dominate at middleweight, adding, "my weight class is 185 and I'm 37 years old. I feel I need to be honest and continue to build what I've built, and that is keep defending my belt."
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