Anderson Silva is looking for his next challenger after taking care of Chael Sonnen at UFC 148.
The options for the UFC in making his next bout are plentiful—potential superfights with other champions that would excite some fans, new middleweight contenders waiting in the wings or other UFC stars that could make a fight with Silva marketable and exciting.
Each decision has its drawbacks. A fight against another champion holds up two divisions and could irreparably harm the marketability of the loser. The middleweights that await Silva are not the greatest of draws. And other UFC stars who are not in the title hunt and could challenge Silva may seem undeserving of the opportunity.
Shortly after UFC 148 I suggested that the man for the job was Rashad Evans.
Evans is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, a marketable name and one of the best fighters in the UFC today. This special attraction would be a great fight, and one that sells.
And since I suggested that fight, I will break it down from head to toe.