I find it interesting that some of you think that "many" fighters would jump on an opportunity to fight Silva with only 2.5 weeks to prepare, especially considering how many alleged "big names" turned down a chance to fight him until Irvin stepped-up.
With two and a half weeks it would likely have to be a middleweight opponent (unless Silva could bulk up again for 205), and even then, guys like Leites wouldn't want to waste their shot with that little time to prepare. It would end-up being a gamer like Irvin who would step-up to the plate again, and even then it would likely be a complete mismatch.
Originally Posted by 69nites
actually this could negativly effect silva's fighting.
Silva is not an agressive fighter. if he comes out aggresive against a 205er he could very well get KO'd.
I think his fighting style is a mix of a counter and aggressive attacks, some of his most successful strikes on Cote were when he was the aggressor.