Originally Posted by BoxingGenius27
Scared to fight a legit contender at 205.
I know he's fought contenders before. But this is crazy. He's been wasting years of talent camping out at 185.
Oh yeah, and for those that don't know, Rich Franklin cleaned out 185 even before Silva became champ. Silva just maintained what Franklin already did.
Nothing new here. Silva should've moved up a long time ago and cut that "It's Machida's division" schit out. Especially after Machida got KTFO.
How did Franklin clean out the middleweight division when he only had 4 fights in the UFC at middleweight before he won and lost the title?
And yeah, he probably could've fought better contenders at 205, but the guy is 37 now and since his contract is up, he'll probably sign one more deal, which will be for huge money and then retire as middleweight champ.
And as a champion, doesn't Silva have to fight the top ranked contenders or be stripped of his title? Isn't that what the UFC does? He fights who he's told to fight, he's just cleared out the middleweight division is all.
And I wouldn't mind if he retired either, he really has nothing left to prove as a middleweight, but it sounds like he's going to sign one more contract before he retires, but I guess we'll have to see.