Originally Posted by UFC_OWNS
i didnt deny his talent im just saying his competition he chooses to take sucks and ed soares floated rockhold and cung lee around for him to fight gsp a welterweight
This might come off a little rude but... Rockhold is the SF MW Champion, a unification fight sounds intriguing. Cung Le is a popular movie star, fighting a name like that sounds intriguing. GSP is the #2-3 P4P fighter and very popular, a superfight sounds intriguing. Silva also wanted to fight Bisping in England, Bisping fighting for the Title in front of his home crowd sounds intriguing. All 3 have a good back story to it, that helps promote the fight. Silva is looking for more fame and glory.
What incentives can Weidman provide other than Silva having another W notch on his record? Their is 2 things holding up Silva-Weidman, Silva doesent want to fight Weidman. And secondly they are looking for a venue that doesnt hurt the appeal of the fight, thats almost guaranteed to be Brazil. Despite the little fanfare of the opponent, Brazil will eat up a Silva fight whether it was Okami, Bonnar and now Weidman. Silva is the best P4P fighter on the planet, but he basically cleaned out the MW division, the current crop of MW contenders are basically undesirable slim pickings as of late, Silva is gaining less after every fight. The MW division is not devoid of talent now, just suitable matchups for Silva.