While all of the attention has been on a Silva-GSP super fight, this is a different super fight not getting the love it should be getting.
At UFC 82, then-Pride Champion Henderson and UFC Champion Silva squared off in a title unification match. People thought that the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics wrestler Henderson would have the advantage on the ground, but Silva worked his way to a rear naked choke victory in the final 10 seconds of Round 2.
Since that fight, Henderson, all 41 years of his, has gone on a rampage, knocking out top fighters Michael Bisping, Renato Sobral, Rafael Cavalcante, and Fedor Emelianenko, as he has become the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
How the fight can happen:
Henderson has entertained the idea of dropping back down to 185 lbs for another fight with Silva. At the same time, though not as widely considered, Silva has the capability to go up to 205 lbs and fight Henderson in a light heavyweight clash. Silva is 2-0 in his UFC career at light heavyweight, both Round 1 knockouts.