People act like Silva's performances against cote/lites/mai are somehow a negative reflection of his ability and proven skill. HE DOMINATED all of those fighters, no he did not finish them, but they could not touch him at all. Silva literally danced all over Mia but chose not to engage with him after the 3rd round, he was so daunting to Lites that he actually took the opportunity to punch his thigh while standing, and cote couldnt touch him either (and he blew his acl before the 4th round, that injury wins freak injury of the decade for me). Outside of his match with sonnen who he fought with injured ribs, who in all likelihood juiced up (face it the facts all point against him), Silva has been utterly dominant and he still finished that fight like a champion should. Champions should be able to fight through adversity and come out on top, and thats exactly what silva did.