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Thiago Silva remains in talks to fight Forrest Griffin

UFC light-heavyweight Thiago Silva says the proposed fight against former champ Forrest Griffin is not yet official.

"The fight is still [in] negotiation[s]," Silva told "It's a good opportunity that [the] UFC is giving me and I'm going to go after it."

If the fight is finalized, they will face each other at UFC 101 on August 8 in Portland, Oregon.

Griffin lost his light-heavyweight belt at UFC 92 in January against Rashad Evans. Silva fell short in January at UFC 94 against Lyoto Machida, who will be challenging Evans for the title at UFC 98.