Pretty sensionalist, huh?
Has he accomplished as much as Silva? No. Should he be ranked number one? No. Would he beat Silva? Certainly.
It stands to reason that if Shields was able to take down and dominate Henderson (an olympic caliber wrestler) at will, that he could do the same to Anderson Silva, who has a much more suspect wrestling game. Let's not forget that Henderson was the number 2 MW in the world, the only man to take a round off of SIlva in the UFC.
Shields made him look utterly foolish.
Shields is nothing short of a grappling phenom, and after what he did tonight, I am ready to anoint him the best 185er in the world.