Originally Posted by roaddawg
So Silva should fight Jones because Jones can hold him down? I have to assume you don't think Jon Jones and Silva are on the same level in terms of striking.
Soares confirmed in a very recent interview that AS walks around at 225 which puts him much closer to Jones weight than GSP's but I really don't like the fight because Jones will just take him down and we won't get to see an awesome striking fight that we all want to see. I do think GSP vs AS would be more competitive than AS vs Jones and even Matt Hughes said GSP would win against AS so it's hard to argue.
Champions should also have to defend their belts and Weidman is much more deserving than Lietes or Maia ever was. Hendricks has KO of the year considering the circumstances so I really think the play here is to let AS GSP and Jones all fight one more fight then have AS vs Jones and GSP vs Diaz.