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.
Or fight GSP in a non title fight and give the MW division time to come up with a true number 1 contender. There are other guys that Weidman could be fighting to make his name more marketable like Rashad Evans, Vitor, Belcher, Bisping.
He needs a win over a big name so the fight between him and Silva is more marketable.