UFC on FUEL 8 Results: Tom Watson Calls out Wanderlei Silva for Next Fight

John Heinis@HeinisHardNewsSenior Analyst IMarch 4, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Tomkongwatson.com
Photo Courtesy of Tomkongwatson.com

Following his spectacular knockout of Brian Stann at UFC on FUEL 8, it was inevitable an up-and-coming fighter was going to call out Wanderlei Silva for a fight. 

However, some fans and analysts were caught a little off guard by the man who wants the next crack at "The Axe Murderer." 

Former BAMMA middleweight champion Tom "Kong" Watson said on Twitter he'd be happy to meet the PRIDE legend at 185 pounds in his next bout:

"Kong" has won four of his past five fights, though is a newcomer to the Octagon, with just a 1-1 record under the UFC banner. 

Last month at UFC on FUEL 7, Watson earned both "Knockout of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" honors for his slugfest with former heavy-handed light heavyweight Stanislav Nedkov. 

Silva has won two of his past three bouts, though is just 3-4 in his past seven matchups.

The Brazilian clearly still has the desire and knockout power that made him a star, but after 49 professional fights, the 36-year-old can't have too many wild brawls left in him. 

With that being said, since Silva's days as a contender are behind him, this matchup could be a "Fight of the Night" contender for any upcoming FX or FUEL event.

However, the matchup remains unlikely since Silva hasn't fought at middleweight since UFC 139 in November 2011, and Watson has fought all 21 of his professional fights at 185 pounds.