This is pretty much Mir's quick way to find his way back to relevance for the title. Silva has suggested going up to HW. This would be Dana White's best choice to "punish" Silva. Why would Dana White want to cement Anderson in history after his humiliation of Maia? Silva will get what he wants. It would be absolutely hilarious to see what Silva does after the trash talk of Frank Mir. If trash talk caused physical damage to his opponents, Frank Mir would be HW champion at the moment.
Anderson's PPV numbers will only go up after this. People will tune in to hopes he gets destroyed. It works for Mayweather. It works for Lesnar. It will work for Anderson Silva. Anderson is a bigger troll then Lesnar now. In fact he is an inverted troll doll. He is bald, skinny, tall and black.
Props to the P4P #1 MMA troll.