It seems UFC 200 will get its big main event, after all. Granted, it won't be for the UFC light heavy weight title, but former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva has accepted to take on Daniel Cormier on three-days notice, as Combate reported.
Or maybe not, as Dana White and Dave Sholler quickly denied the original report.
White via text: Globo is wrong.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 7, 2016
If the fight does happen, Globo says that because of the short time to prepare, it’s unclear how many rounds the fight would have or at which weight class it would take place.
Anderson Silva would step in following Jon Jones being flagged for a banned substance that dates back to a June 16th out-of-competition drug test. Winless since October 2012, when he defeated Stephan Bonnar by TKO, Silva would be looking to try and stop a three-fight losing skid with two losses to Chris Weidman and one to current middleweight champion, Michael Bisping.
His bout against Nick Diaz, at UFC 181, was deemed a No Contest after Silva tested positive for several banned substances. Silva was supposed to return from suspension against Uriah Hall at UFC 198, but was forced out of the fight due to gallbladder surgery.
Daniel Cormier's camp has not yet expressed whether or not he will take the fight.