Originally Posted by Sniggles
I have posted an article multiple times to you that Silva said publicly that he doesn't want to fight Weidman because he is a young lion and Silva is an old man.
Ok that is Silva offering his opinion on whom he wants to fight next which was replied to by Dana saying that is status quo. These guys fight whom they are told to fight.
Also Weidman was never offered a title shot by the UFC to Silva. Its no different than Silva and his camp expressing equal disinterest in fighting Sonnen in a rematch yet that had no bearing on the outcome.
Stating who you don't want to fight and refusing to fight an official challenger to the title are two different things.
Originally Posted by Rise
So your saying the UFC doesn't want him to defend his title if that was what he wanted to do? He's asking for a fight against someone who doesn't want it who has relevant challengers within his own division.
We have been over this already and articles from GSP siting he wants to fight Silva but on his own terms are already documented. It should also be noted that both casual and some hardcore fans, Fertita and DW are also pressing for this fight to happen amongst other super fights
When Silva gets told by the UFC, "Your next title defense is against "x" " and he refuses let me know.
I haven't seen a champion yet that doesn't have a public opinion on whom they would like to fight next nor have I seen any champions blatantly refuse do defend their title against a named contender.
I put little to no weight on the opinions of any champion because they are employees 1st. They are under contract and will fight whom they are scheduled to fight.