Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Rashad Evans before fighting Jon Jones in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
After defeating Chael Sonnen in the main event of UFC 148 last night (July 7, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva seems to have run out of challengers at 185-pounds.
In fact, when asked who he would like to fight next at the post-fight press conference, Silva replied simply, "my clone."
Well, that's not going to happen anytime soon so we'll have to search for better options. The one that seems to make sense and would satisfy the superfight thirst from fans is a showdown against Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. But "The Spider" shot that down immediately, a sentiment echoed by "Bones" on Twitter.
But if not him, then who?
@lorenzofertitta i want 2 pick a fight with the middle weight champion! Lol Make it happen!! Please!!
The "lol" thrown in there gives reason for pause, and I never thought I would ever have to analyze the meaning behind and "lol" in my entire life but I suppose it's possible Evans is simply joking around with his boss.
Then again, what else does he have to do?
Sure, "Suga" could spend the next few years working his way back up to the light heavyweight title. But he's already lost once to the champion in that division, dominantly even, and his career is currently in limbo. He said he would stay at 205-pounds after his loss to Jones but would consider moving down to middleweight with a big enough fight.
It wouldn't get any bigger than Anderson Silva.
Maniacs, would you like to see Silva vs. Evans?