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Anderson Silva says that he would fight for the title again but not against a Brazilian

"The Spider" only wants to regain his Middleweight title if it doesn't involve challenging a Brazilian champ.

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Anderson Silva is willing to fight again for the UFC Middleweight belt but not against a countryman. The former champion told Globo that he would fight Chris Weidman for a third time, and also could fight any opposition non-Brazilian. Ironically, the top 5 at his division has, besides him, Lyoto Machida, Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort, the next title challenger.

"I'm at another phase. If I have credentials and the chance to fight for the title again against Weidman or either fighter other than a Brazilian, I would fight for sure."

"The Spider" also said that he'll root for Belfort at UFC 184, on February 28, when "The Phenom" will fight against Weidman.

"Vitor is the UFC fighter that has been around for longest. He became champion when he was 19 years old and deserves this opportunity of fighting for the belt again. I believe that he'll win. This belt is Brazil's patrimony and needs to be here."

After almost a year of recovering from a broken leg, Anderson will step again into the octagon on January 31, to fight against Nick Diaz at the main event of UFC 183.