Believe it or not, there was a time—not that long ago, either—when Thiago Silva was one fight away from a crack at 205-pound gold.
He ended up getting knocked out by Lyoto Machida that night, before battling injury and suspension on the way to missing a bunch of time over the subsequent couple of years.
He is now fighting Stanislav Nedkov on FUEL TV.
That's not exactly how it should have played out for the savage Brazilian, who remains among the nastiest and most entertaining men in his division.
That layoff, coupled with a winless run that started after he thrashed Keith Jardine in 2009, has left people with questions. Here are four such questions.