Silva is nothing special. He was never able to Win the UFC title and had to go to Pride to get it. Chuck had to face guy's like Randy Coutore, Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort (both he and Ortiz demolished Silva) in order to win that belt. You think if Silva had to face the likes of Liddell, Coutore, Ortiz or Belfort as his top contenders he would have won the title or have been as long reigning and dominating champion as he is in Pride? Please! Of course non of the Pride fans would ever admit to it.