But Silva lost to other grapplers when he was in his physical peak and fought to make a living. Now he has money, fame etc but he did not back then. So he was fully motivated and lost, how do you explain that ?
He lost once to an "unlucky" foot lock yes, but he also won fights where he was very close to losing. He also lost to a wrestler long time ago and lost his MMA debute and now he also lost to Weidma. So basically we rewrite history and say when Silva loses it is just bad luck or bad focus and when he wins it is because he is too good?
Silva is one of the greatest but there are other that also are on that level. Weidman could very well dominate the division as Silva did and he has the style to beat Silva.