Originally Posted by roaddawg
Jon Jones is tied up though with Sonnen and then who knows whats going on with Hendo and Machida. I wonder what Machida thinks about Silva fighting Jones.
GSP is just as tied up as Jones is. He has Hendricks, Diaz and maybe even McDonald after that. Silva should just accept the Bisping fight or the winner of Weidman/Boetsch at this point. If he just came out and destroyed guys right from the start he wouldn't have to worry about "big fights" because he'd be the biggest PPV buyrate guy the UFC had. Instead he comes off as a jerk in interviews and his mid fight antics. At least with GSP you know he's always trying his best to give the fans a good fight. Fans acknowledge that by buying his fights.
I will say this though. GSP has been lucky in the fact that the guys in his division have done a fantastic job of lining themselves up one by one as the number contender without too much debate required. All crazy tough guys who are well respected by fans, media and the MMA community in general(Dan Hardy being the exception there) . Can't say the same for the MW division. Still shocked that Anderson was willing to fight Cote, Leites and Maia without too many problems yet had to be talked into fighting Chael and still won't fight Weidman.