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Dana White Says Anderson Silva Won't Be Part of UFC's Debut on Fox

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In an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, UFC's Dana White says that contrary to the rumors, Anderson Silva will not be main eventing the UFC on Fox debut on November 12. That show, as you know, will oppose the first hour of the Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view.

Silva is one of UFC's biggest stars, and there was a rumor going around yesterday that he would be facing the returning Dan Henderson on the Fox network debut, which would have been a big fight to kick off the UFC/Fox partnership. But White says that Silva won't be on the Fox card no matter how he does this Saturday at UFC 134 against Yushin Okami.

White does hint that someone fighting in Rio at UFC 134 could be part of the Fox debut, though, saying he's waiting to see how this weekend's show plays out before making any firm plans for the November 12 show.

Note: I'm going to talk pretty frequently about the UFC on Fox debut. I know some of you aren't interested at all, but I personally feel that UFC getting to network TV is big news for all combat sports, and with the show opposing even a portion of the Pacquiao vs Marquez event, I'm very interested to see what fights they're going to put up that night. It's just going to be a two-fight, one-hour program, but I think we might learn more about any intent they have to score some of the boxing audience from what kind of fights they put on.