Anderson Silva's UFC 148 victory over Chael Sonnen added perhaps the greatest chapter of the Spider's fabled legacy. Sonnen had long been considered the greatest challenge of Silva's incredible UFC career and Silva was able to overcome a lopsided first round to claim victory in the second round.
With Silva's greatest nemesis now conquered, we can shift our eyes to what could be next for the middleweight champion.
At this point, Silva is 37 and while he hasn't showed much in the way of aging, one would have to think that his retirement is coming sooner rather than later. With that in mind, it is paramount that his matchups from this point on in his career are carefully selected.
UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta has already taken to twitter to find out who the fans would like to see the Spider take on next:
With the field narrowed down to five choices (he later tweeted that Michael Bisping was in the running too), we have a good idea of the ways in which the UFC is looking to go with the match making. Here are each of the five possibilities power ranked by significance, potential and probability.