Like it or not, Silva's taunting was garnered attention for him while he was knocking off the competition that came in front of him. His style attracted tons of new fans whenever he fought.

Yes, this gladiator's time as champion is over but that does not diminish his legacy one bit. A single loss does not wash away an entire career.

Savour the moment. Champions fall. There are a select few that have that special something that allows them to stand above the rest. I am grateful that I was able to witness Anderson's prime, it will be something we will talk about for years to come.