Always thought that.
It's embarrassing really. And the UFC LOVES to scream about "Muay Thai" fighters because it sounds cool... But Thiago Silva has some of the weakest leg kicks in the game, a basically non existent plum, Forrest Griffin-esque boxing... and he's slow. 205'ers have no excuse to be slow, look at the top guys, they're lightning quick.
Plus he's a "BJJ black belt" but we haven't seen a sub from him in nearly 5 years and we've never seen him look impressive on the ground in the UFC.
I'd really like to see him out of the top 10 LHW rankings, maybe Silva could move up and wreck him. Or Lil Nog can fight him after fighting Forrest - Luiz Cane is Silva's teammate so they could set the fight up so Lil Nog clears out the ATT's LHW fighters.