With all of that, I think I will say again, I clearly understand that Pride was a much more prestigious organization than Strikeforce was. Without the competition from Pride I do not believe the UFC would be as good as they are today.
The comparison is strictly that Strikeforce and Pride were rival organizations that were purchased and absorbed by the UFC. Not saying they were exactly on the same level (because they were not), not saying Strikeforce had the same level of competition (although at some points some on this very forum attempted to argue they did), and by far not saying Strikeforce competitors have the same name recognition (as most do not).
What I am attempting to state is that when you put Weidman and Rockhold together, I would honestly say for the most part most, casual MMA fans know just as much about Weidman as they do Rockhold and they could do either or to the same flare and potentially promote as we've discussed.
I think the main point we disagree on is that you believe they could promote Weidman against Silva just as easy or easier than Silva vs Rockhold and I think it is vice versa, which is all a matter of opinion and I respect yours & everyone else on this forum.