Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Give credit to former Lightweight and Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn. When "The Prodigy" wanted someone's title, he didn't spend three years yapping about it, he just changed weight classes and went after it.
Or can it?
Recently, "Rush" expressed his desire to try and prove, once and for all, who the world's top pound-for-pound fighter is by mixing it up with the Brazilian champ in 2013.
At a catchweight, of course.
Not coincidentally, "The Spider" has gone on record to suggest his division has been already cleaned out and the Canadian kingpin is now "the only opponent that makes sense."
That means a certain "All American" will be left without a date to the big dance. Nick Diaz, who's also been known to throw heavy leather in the 185-pound division, won't get his super-duper Silva shot, despite a recent campaign from his manager Cesar Gracie.
It does, however, make sense to him to bridge the gap between the welterweight and middleweight divisions, because "that's the fight they both want," White told listeners on yesterday's Metro PCS Q&A.
The fans want it, too.
Ultimately, a "St. Pierre vs. Silva" headliner in 2013 means Chris Weidman gets screwed, as does the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann, who fight at UFC 154 on Nov. 17, 2012 in Montreal to determine the next 170-pound number one contender.