“I believe he deserves to fight for the title, even because he has been doing his part [to earn a title shot], just like other fighters like Ronaldo Jacare and Lyoto Machida, who just dropped to 185,” said Silva.

Sliva beat Belfort in a dominate victory at UFC 126, defeating him with a front face kick in the first round. 

UFC 168 is headlined with Wiedman-Silva on December 28. 

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