Naaa. I have a lot of respect for athletes who withdraw when they are at the very top of their game. The trouble is, they are a very rare breed. I totally dont enjoy watching fighters who touched the stars slowly degrade into mediocre rubbish collecting high paychecks. I appreciate their need to do it... but I dont enjoy it.
If Silva wins and retires, all the remaining MW's will never know if they could have beat him or not. It'll be a yardstick that MW's will be measured against for years to come. Thats what you call a legacy. It would be a beautiful thing.
I agree. It would really be nice if he retired without having lost the title.
Wouldn't it be funny if Rich Franklin really made his title run again, gets his shot. And then, after demolishing Franklin again, Silva retires┐ Like "It ends like it began"