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Brian Stann's return to light heavyweight only temporary

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Brian Stann's return to light heavyweight will only be a pit stop.

A day after news broke that the popular "All-American" will meet Wanderlei Silva in a 205-pound bout at UFC on FUEL TV 8, Stann took to Twitter to explain why the fight isn't take place at middleweight, which is where both fighters have fought recently.

"I am not moving to (light heavyweight)," he wrote, "just one fight, couldn't find a match-up at 185 (pounds), everyone is matched up or hurt in top ten & Wand doesn't want to cut."

The last time Stann (12-5) fought at light heavyweight he lost to Phil Davis at UFC 109 in Feb. 2010. Since then, he's 4-2 as a middleweight.

For more on UFC on FUEL TV 8, which will take place March 3, 2012 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, click here.