Originally Posted by Biowza
Easy there, I wouldn't go so far to say that he does NOTHING for Silva's rep or legacy. Belfort is a very game opponent, I think a win against him would be pretty good for Anderson's rep/legacy. Belfort isn't exactly a nobody like James Irvin or Chris Leben.
I dare to say that other than Hendo and Franklin Vitor is much bigger win than anyone else Silva has fought so far on his entire career. No I didn't count Griffin fight because styles make fights and that match up was very bad for Forrest.
Either way Vitor is ex ufc champ with wins against some very tough guys. I really hope Silva brings his A-game because if he doesn't he'll end up eating one of those lightning fast combos from Vitor and it'll be over in round 1. It'll be Vitor's hand speed vs. Silva's accuracy and more versatile stand up, lets see which wins. ^^
Originally Posted by J.P.
Give Vitor Maia or Akiyama
Akiyama could work I suppose, but I don't want Maia to face another dangerous striker this soon. He needs some time to improve his standup and takedowns before he can take a run for the title again.
Give Maia someone like Bisping. Bisping showed some great ground work on his last fight, Im curious to see how good it REALLY is.