Originally Posted by Supe
Here's the problem with this swiss cheese logic....Silva owns the MW championship belt. He wants to choose who he wants to fight? Vacate the belt. You don't get to choose who the number 1 contender is when your the champ. Fedor bounced around different orgs and took fights he felt like but he wasn't the champ of an org holding up title defenses while he did it. If Silva wants to fight and keep the strap, he's fights who he's told to fight. If he wants to fight Shogun, GSP or whoever at a catch weight or a MW of his personal choosing...lay that belt down and let Belcher and Weidman fight for it.
This is where I stand. I have no problem with a fighter of his stature choosing fights at this point in his career. I just don't think he should hold up an entire division. Those guys have dreams of fighting for and winning a UFC title. Something that all mixed martial artists only have a limited time to succeed at. Vacate or defend period.