I agree with the sentiment that Silva should stay at middleweight or go to heavyweight if he doesnt want the belt. I also agree that this whole man love, not wanting to fight your buddies makes the sport seem less professional. Individuals and teams in other sports dont refuse to compete against each other because of there friendship, they can separate there personal lives from there professional lives. When these guys refuse to face each other, it makes mma seem more like a fight then a contest. Most guys that face each other dont have any ill will towards each other. Its not like there getting into a fight on the street over some bullshit. This is supposed to be a professional sport and i was under the impression that most people that have anything to do with mixed martial arts wanted it to be treated like other professional sports. Oh well, just my take.