Originally Posted by Luc1an
i tend to kind of agree with this. I think Weidman needs another big win 1st, if anything, just to get his name into the main stream. The fight business is just that, a business. Doesnt matter if the kid has a 30-0 record doesnt mean anyone is going to buy the fight.
Especially when you take into account that Silva has more title defenses than this kid has fights. I would definitely want to see him fight Silva if he beat Rashad or Vitor. At the very minimum if he won those fights his name would be out there
However even if he did win I would still more likely pay to see Silva headlining up against GSP. That is one of those "what if" opportunities that may never come to fruition if they don't do it next year.
I am also willing to bet that is the only superfight we will ever see Silva in before he retires. Silva "thinks" he is going be around for another 5 years or so but then again so did Tito Ortiz. All bs aside history has shown us that these guys are way too injured proned and they aren't getting any younger.
The gate would be crazy especially from GSP's Canadian support as well as Silva's Brazillian fans. Hell I wouldn't be surprised if it did numbers like Silva Vs Sonnen 2.