I thought I said the same thing in my 1st post lol and even came up with a more elaborate solution. Just let the Okami fight happen first while GSP has time to rest from the Shields fight and time to properly bulk up. GSP NEEDS more time off than Anderson Silva, so why not throw Anderson a fight in the meantime? Just keep the promise and let Okami fight him first, and get thrashed like people expect, And then after that they both should be properly ready. It works out for everyone. Imagine if Okami and/or Shields busts a Serra and puts a wrench in everyones plans and becomes the new champ? What then?
That's what the UFC/Dana is a bit affraid off!
Even though it looks unlikely, Okami has his shot.
He is a big strong dude, is intelligent, knows how to use his strengths, doesn't rush into fights, likes to fight safe, so Anderson would have to go after him a bit.
Plus, Okami is training with Sonnen for more than a year now, and since then he has shown big improvements on his ground game, especially the ground control. And he's a Judo black belt with much better BJJ than Sonnen,
I am till hopig to see Okami get his shot!!!
The guy is 10-2 in the UFC and has fought Silva once - that DQ loss for Silva.
Let them fight sometimes at the end of June-middle of July.
If both, GSP and Silva will win their fights, than go ahead: make GSP vs Silva!!!
At the end of the year!
And, on card they could add the return of Cain, and they will sell 1.7-2 million PPVs.