Originally Posted by radab
Silva should be forced to fight at at least LHW from now on in, or if a GSP fight is to be made, there should be a rehydration clause, cause without one this is a serious mismatch
Winner of Shogun Jones should be his next opponent
And if he destroys whoever that is then get him up to heavyweight
Fedor's spent a career beating much much bigger guys, lets see Silva challenged in the same way, cause i'm long sick of seeing Silva destroy vastly inferior smaller men in mismatches
Interesting, unfortunately Anderson Silva has beaten larger opponents.
Rich Franklin was a LHW.
Chris Leben was a LHW.
Travis Lutter was a LHW.
Chael Sonnen was a LHW.
James Irvin was a HW who cut down to LHW.
Forest Griffin is a LHW.
Vitor Belfort was a HW who cut to LHW, catchweight (195) and then to MW.
Anderson Silva is just that good. You gotta embrace it and enjoy it. I've been watching since 1993 and all of these years I have NOT seen anyone at that caliber. Vitor use to be my favorite and he was a destructive force. Anderson dismantled him in a way Tito (prime/loss split), Chuck (prime/loss cuz he got a flash knock down), Hendo (prime), Wand, Overeem (TKO), Lindland, Franklin could not do. What does that tell you. It's like a master chess player playing against Kasparov.