His only blemish to date, a four and a half round victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117, was finally satisfied in a fashion only suitable for "The Spider."
But even though Silva's past has been hashed out and his historic mark on the sport forever etched, there are still questions about his future.
Who is left in the middleweight division for Silva to face?
Will he move up to light heavyweight?
It has yet to be seen what the 37-year-old champion plans to do, but here are five suitable fights for Silva to take nonetheless.