Originally Posted by rivethead
Because people value melodrama more than actual matchups. Thus, sonnen gets a title shot at LHW without a single win, nobody tells Anderson he's an idiot for calling out WW's when there are valid bouts for him at MW, etc.
Chasing dreams doesn't make you an idiot. Especially when you take into account many fans albeit mostly casual want to see these two fight. Even GSP wants the fight but somehow thinks Silva is going to drop to 170 at the age of 38.... I doubt it.
I have a feeling Silva plans on retiring after his two fights are over regardless of him telling people he has another 5 years in him. Tito also said something similiar when he renewed his contract now look at him.
If GSP vs Silva never happens I wouldn't be surprised if Silva ends up fighting Bisping or Rockhold.