It has been eight days since UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva defeated veteran Vitor Belfort at UFC 126. Silva not only beat "The Phenom," he beat him with a front kick. That's right, a front kick right to the jaw of the former UFC Champion, notching up yet another win for Silva.
A front kick to the jaw!! Are you kidding me?! I was so confident that Belfort would defeat the long time champion, but Silva, once again, showed exactly why he is, pound-for-pound, one of the best fighters in the history of MMA.
There has to be a fighter out there that possesses the tools to take down this juggernaut. But who would it be? And how do they exploit weaknesses on a fighter that shows no real signs of it? There is no one left in the UFC Middleweight Division. Silva has to either start fighting at Light Heavyweight or drop down to Welterweight just to feel a sense of a challenge.
Silva has already showed that he can hang with the Light Heavyweights already. Welterweight has yet to be seen. That is why a GSP vs. Silva fight would pretty much have to happen. GSP has dominated all his opponents just like Silva. Both men have been cleaning house in their respective classes, and a fight between these two champions would be colossal.
A GSP vs. Silva fight would truly be one worth watching. But there are some fighters out there that possess the tools to take down Silva. Last article was about how Vitor Belfort would dethrone the champ. I couldn't have been more wrong. Let's see if any of these fighters fit the bill.
Should Silva bump up or down a division?
Georges St. Pierre
This guy has all the tools to beat Silva, that is why he is number one. GSP has shown the world that he can take down anyone at anytime. If he decides to keep the fight on the feet, his striking game is as sick as his ground game. This would truly be a fight fans would drool over.
Sonnen's performance against Silva back in UFC 117 was very impressive. He was able to take down Silva and pretty much control the whole fight with his ground game. Too bad he slipped late in the fifth, and final, round and got caught in a triangle choke by the Champion, being forced to tap out. But with that performance, it certainly gave Sonnen enough props to fight the Champion, once again.
The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion against the UFC Middleweight Champion would be another amazing battle. Shogun would definitely bring problems to Silva. But keep in mind, Silva is one of the best counter-strikers in the game. But Shogun has a very aggressive fighting style and could be too much for the Middleweight Champion.
If Jones keeps on steam rolling through his opponents, He could easily snatch the belt and request to fight the best ever. His flashy style along with his impressive wrestling background can pose problems for the champ. But I highly doubt that these two will square off in the near future, but who knows?
A Fully Grown Silverback Gorilla
Since Silva has been taking apart every human that stands in his way, why not mix it up a bit. After all, this is Mixed Martial Arts. Why not throw a fully grown Silverback Gorilla in the mix? The raw power of a gorilla would be way too much for Silva. Even a front kick to the jaw will probably break the champs foot before it would be felt by the large primate. If the fight goes to the ground, it is over for the champ. If the fight goes stays on the feet, one strike by the challenger and it would be over, even if it is blocked.
Well those are my thoughts, time to hear yours. Is there anyone else that is worth putting in the octagon with Silva? or is there truly, NO ONE ELSE?