In the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Silva stated that he intends to keep on fighting. However, he has no interest in a rematch with Chris Weidman. He is done fighting for the title. Or so he says.
With the pressure of being champion off his shoulders, the 38-year-old all-time great can focus on fighting who he wants. He can take the bouts that interest him, and he doesn't have to train for 25-minute battles.
It is not time for Silva to relax. He can wind down his career in the manner he wants to without having to defend the championship. He can have fun. He has many options for his next fight. There are a plethora of interesting and entertaining opponents out there waiting for the challenge.
Here are five opponents that Silva should look at for his next fight.