Originally Posted by roaddawg
On Weidman (the guy that thinks hes too good to fight Belcher) hopefully he will be made short work of by someone so we can move on to better challenges for Silva.
Belcher/Vitor was booked before Anderson said he "couldn't" fight Weidman. Once that happened and Vitor got moved to fight Jones, Weidman had already been making his case for a #1 contender's fight. Considering DW had him as the #1 contender prior, this just makes sense. He's fighting similarly ranked fighters and continuing towards the title. Weidman hasn't ducked anyone, stop saying things that are clearly and demonstrably false just because you feel a need to defend Silva.
As far as "better challenges?" How about whoever wins from the rankings?? Boetch is well ranked, Weidman is well ranked. They'll fight, a contender will be established. Then you and Silva will cry that whoever it is "isn't worthy." But it doesn't matter, this is a sport and the rankings are what they are.
The odds are that if Silva stays for six more years, he'll leave without the belt. New challengers are always coming and unless he goes on a steady TRT diet, I doubt his body will keep up.