Wouldn't you think that after Penn fought to a draw with him and really showed him up early in that fight. And after being badly KO'd in his last fight....that they would throw him a bone? You know give him a non-ecplosive upcoming fighter. Maybe give him someone coming off a loss. Maybe not give him a Brazilian in BRAZIL. No because they don't want him around and don't like him.
Wouldn't you think they would bring Silva along slowly? Their are no top Brazilians at 170 really. He is an exciting fighter. He comes from ANderson's camp. He just beat Brenneman. Why would they move him up to a guy like Fitch and not build him up first?
My conclusion is that they know Silva has teh advantages. They know Silva will probably beat Fitch. They like Erick Silva, they are moving him up so quickly because they figure he wins that fight and gets hype for beating the almighty "Jon Fitch".