At UFC 132, Chris Leben may have contributed to the end of one of the great careers in the history of mixed martial arts. Less than one minute into his fight, "The Crippler" dropped Wanderlei Silva with uppercuts and finished the fight shortly after.
After the event, UFC President Dana White stated that he might have to convince Silva to call it quits. If Silva doesn't fight again, at least he went out pushing forward in the same aggressive style that made him one of the most popular fighters in the sport.
Middleweight Aaron Simpson picked up a win in the only other 185-pound bout on the card, as he grinded out a unanimous decision over Brad Tavares. Simpson might never break into the top ten fighters in the division, but he has proven to be a valuable gatekeeper for rising fighters looking reach contender status.
Let's take a look at where some of these UFC 132 middleweights fit into the top of the division.