I say yes and no. He has shown tremendous potential and could very well be a big thing, but I am not sure he has quite earned the hype that he is getting just yet. To answer the poll, I picked Silva to win.
He's definitely overrated right now, but that doesn't mean he's a bad fighter or that someday in the future he can be champion. He needs another year or two under his belt before taking a fight like this IMO.