There are plenty of acceptable reasons. Maybe not acceptable to you, but acceptable never the less. They are numerous and listed throughout this thread. You dont seem to really be accepting there is any argument at all. I cant debate with that.
you just don't want to accept it that is all!
I gave you the chance to name me only one fighter in all combat sports out there who did not move up or went into retirement when he dominated everyone he faces at his own weight.
There is nobody, you and me we both know that. And we both know that GSP has only two options here.
To be honest, Silva also started to seek the 'bigger weightclass' challange when he was 7-0, which GSP is right now I think, and he fought Irvin. What you are asking from GSP is to fight arguably the best p4p fighter who is bigger than him in his first MW fight. Somewhere down the line, yes, GSP should fight Silva, but as his first fight in MW? No. I think GSP should get a MW warmup fight. If GSP loses, then there really is no reason for him to fight Silva. If he wins, well then it's a whole other ball game.
You should read my other posts as well!
I said GSP does NOT need to face Silva when he doesn't want to do this. But he NEEDS to move up or hang them up. He could fight as many MW's as there are and wait until Silva is done.. or he can challenge him right now, right here.
but like everybody else, it's not his fault if he doesn't want to fight Silva in his first MW fight and I don't demand this from him at ALL. He can fight whoever, even a top 40 guy. But he needs to fight bigger guys and he needs to start now, because he doesn't have any competition left.
or like I said, do some Wrestling or just quit if you don't look for challenges.