Personally I think we really want to see Anderson Silva step into the cage with Jon Jones...but there are two sides to this fantasy fight...what does it do to the credibilty of the championship of the division? We only need to look at what it did for BJ Penn when he stepped up to challenge GSP while he was the reigning UFC Light Weight Champion.
Already standing as the longest reigning champion in UFC history with more title defenses than any titleholder, Silva signs this new deal with a few objectives in mind.
Of course, he will defend his middleweight title a few more times as contenders continue to present themselves atop the division.
The name currently most likely to land a shot at Silva next is Michael Bisping, if he can defeat Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7. Then there’s Chris Weidman, who is currently sidelined after having shoulder surgery, but if he returns to form and picks up a win, he’d likely get a shot at Silva as well.
Then of course there are the superfights that have always loomed overhead for Silva.
UFC president Dana White says they have some ideas in mind and of course so does Anderson Silva in terms of what fights make the most sense for him as he tries to solidify his legacy as the greatest fighter to ever step foot inside an MMA cage or ring. Read the Complete Story HERE