"Paulo Filho is ... absolute in this division, there’s nobody to beat him. In my opinion, he’s the best middleweight. I would never fight with Paulo. We almost train together, we’re always helping each other and (Josuel) Distak is our coach. There’s no chance to happen. People can complain, scream, whatever, but it won’t happen."
UFC Middleweight Champion heaps praise on his training partner and current WEC Middleweight Champion, Paulo Filho. Some have speculated that the two will one day collide, creating a match up that would clearly determine who is the top 185-pound fighter in the world. This could get real interesting because of Zuffa's plan to merge the heavier WEC divisions (light heavyweight and middleweight) into the UFC. If and when that happens it would be extremely difficult for the two to coexist under the same banner without competing against one another. Who knows ... money talks. And if it came down to it maybe Silva would reconsider if the price was right.