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Anderson Silva offered to fight

Updated: August 24, 2012, 2:39 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva offered to accept a light heavyweight fight on eight days' notice if it would salvage UFC 151, called off Thursday after the loss of its main event.

Ed Soares, Silva's manager, confirmed to ESPN.com his fighter contacted him from Brazil on Thursday to inform the UFC he was willing to headline the card as a light heavyweight. MMAFighting.com first reported news of Silva's offer.

Ultimately, of course, UFC president Dana White declined Silva's offer, ...

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